April 4, 2014

A European Nation Within Spain

Andreu Mas-Colell, Wall Street Journal

The Associated Press

The EU has taken the position that issues such as those currently posed by Scotland and Catalonia are for member states to resolve internally. Fair enough. I will applaud if the Spanish government changes its attitude, rolls back its re-centralization drive and opens negotiations that can lead to a new arrangement, which will need to be put to a vote. If this doesn't happen, the Catalan question will unavoidably become an internal matter, yes, but of the EU rather than merely of Spain.

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TAGGED: EU, Catalonia, Europe, Spain


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