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.TAGGED: European Union
|From the Pyrennean pastures of Catalonia to the heathery highlands of Scotland, separatists are gaining ground as Europe's economic crisis deepens, but this does not necessarily mean there will be more national flags on the map. more ››|
|Arriving in Scotland a few years ago, I was greeted by a poster boasting that Glasgow has "the latitude of Smolensk and the attitude of Barcelona". It was a vivid example of the comradeship and admiration with which Scots look... more ››|
|Last week, through the paper-thin walls of my apartment, I overheard my neighbor, a septuagenarian retiree, shouting on the telephone while she was cooking dinner.
“They say that we’re all going hungry in Spain,” she... more ››|
|Update: Spaniards woke up today to the news that Mitt Romney had decided to single out their country for fiscal irresponsibility, and many are not happy. María Dolores de Cospedal, the secretary-general of the ruling People's... more ››|