October 17, 2012

'Breakaway' States Pose Challenges for Europe

John Bruton, Irish Times

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However difficult this may be to accept in Scotland, Flanders or Catalonia, it might be wiser to agree to sort out the economic crisis first and then deal with issues of separation, and/or of rearranging national boundaries, later.

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