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November 2014
Regional Policy

100 posts
Euro-separatism III: Catalonia’s bid for independence NEW
Vox Europa 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 5 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
With unemployment hitting 25% of the active population and austerity for the foreseeable future, more and more people are leaving Spain. Now, an entire region wants to leave the country. After Belgium and Scotland, this third post on Euro-separatism...
Visa facilitations for the benefit of tourists NEW
Cecilia Malmström 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 7 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Today's pressconference Photo: EbS To facilitate travelling for tourists willing to visit Europe, and to spend their time and money, is crucial for our economy, and this is particularly important in a time of crisis, like the one that we are expe...
Mas Power for Catalonia NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 8 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Artur Mas, the president of Catalonia, tells Brussels of his plans for the Spanish region to become its own state within the EU.
Ökad turism ska hjälpa Europas tillväxt NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 9 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Kommissionen vill locka fler utländska besökare genom enklare hantering av visumansökningar.
Visumförenklingar för turisternas skull NEW
Cecilia Malmström Mitt Europa 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 11 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Att underlätta för turister som vill besöka Europa, att spendera sin tid och sina pengar, är viktigt för vår ekonomi, och därför särskilt viktigt i kristiderna som råder nu. Antalet visumansökningar till EU fortsätter att öka. Vi såg en...
LIVE @13h00: Debate with the President of the Government of Catalonia NEW
Debating Europe 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 13 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Today at 13h00 Brussels time (GMT +1), Debating Europe will be liveblogging Friends of Europe’s Policy Spotlight discussion with Artur Mas, President of the Government of Catalonia. Mas, who assumed office in 2010, is the leader of Democratic...
4 points for better spending and effectiveness for Cohesion Policy to deliver growth and jobs NEW
Insideurope 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 14 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
At the Informal Council in Nicosia, on 6 November, Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn presented 4 points for better spending and effectiveness for Cohesion Policy to deliver growth and jobs:Endorse the ‘better spending agenda’: (i.e..
Can open data improve the effectiveness of EU funding? NEW
European Union 2.0 | How digital media are changing the EU 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 16 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Roncoferraro, a small town in the northern Italian region of Lombardia, has switched to 100% renewable sources for its muncipal energy needs.  A mix of different technologies, including solar power and a high-tech heating network running on locally-...
Spain: Catalan Unionist Party Launches Controversial Viral Video NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
One of Catalonia's minority unionist parties, Ciutadans, made a splash on the Web with a viral video citing a controversial essay written by former nationalist president Jordi Pujol, containing derogatory statements against Andalusians.
Europe’s Regional Revolts NEW
The EUDO Café 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Article by Ana Palacio, published on Project-Syndicate.org, on November 5, 2012 In both Catalonia and Scotland, calls for independence are growing once again – an indication of conditions not only in Spain and the United Kingdom, but in the Europea...
L'esquerra i el país: sobre l'acte Carod-Maragall-Ramoneda-Romeva, ahir, al Col.legi de Periodistes NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Des que es va fer públic que en Josep Lluis Carod-Rovira, n'Ernest Maragall, en Josep Ramoneda i jo mateix participàvem en un acte conjunt al Col.legi de Periodistes (presentats per JM Balcells), han proliferat especulacions i comentari...
"Changing the Political Clocks in Spain" by Hadleigh Roberts NEW
Social Europe 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
If you can’t move elections to suit events, you have to move events to suit elections. Such has been the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy’s, approach to the regional elections in Galicia and the Basque country. It was no surprise that Rajoy
Seeing small in the age of European federalism NEW
Foreign Policy Association - EU at 50 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Europe has been these last couple years at the forefront of world media. First, the Eurocrisis and its domestic impacts have been over studied and analyzed. Second, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the EU creating a...
Régionalisation/spécialisation NEW
EGEA 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 26 Minutes ago
Très court billet ce soir. Et je publierai tard demain... Or donc, terminant le remarquable "Géographie historique de la France", par Xavier de Planhol, je remarque qu'il explique qu'autant l'espace français était assez monotone et indifférenc...
Gorgeous Greek Gorges NEW
Greek Hermes 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
In Greece there are many exceptionally beautiful gorges scattered throughout various parts of the country, both on the mainland as ... Continue reading...
Sustainable cities must look beyond city limits NEW
3E Intelligence 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
"City leaders aspiring to transform their cities into models of sustainability must look beyond city limits and include in their calculation the global flow of goods and materials into their realm, argue researchers in the Royal Swedish Academy o...
The seat of the EP is not in Brussels, so what? NEW
Europe’s Café 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
The recurring debate about the seat of the European Parliament made once again the headlines when MEPs voted to ask for the right to decide where they should meet and have their seat, favouring the idea of a single seat … Continue reading ͛...
Le siège du Parlement européen n’est pas à Bruxelles. Et alors ? NEW
Au Café de l'Europe 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Le débat récurrent sur la localisation du siège du Parlement européen ressurgit avec les votes récents des députés, demandant à décider eux-mêmes du siège et des lieux de travail en s’inscrivant dans la perspective d’un « siège uniq...
Ökologischer Tourismus für Berlin NEW
Silke Gebel 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Deshalb haben wir uns aus den Berliner Bezirken, die von Tourismus am stärksten besucht werden (also Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Mitte, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf und Pankow) zusammengetan und überlegt, wo Tourismus welche Auswirkungen auf die Stadt...
Acque agitate NEW
Debora Serracchiani 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
In questi giorni, a seguito di un servizio della trasmissione Report ma anche dei risultati delle elezioni in Sicilia, è esploso il caso Di Pietro, e di conseguenza le acque all’interno dell’Idv si sono cominciate ad agitare parecchio, fino a se...
Risques de fragmentation en Europe NEW
Nouvelles d'Europe 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
L'article premier du traité de Lisbonne, rappelle l’objectif de l’Europe d’une « union sans cesse plus étroite entre les peuples de l'Europe ». Cet objectif est actuellement mis à mal pas l’apparition de mouvements qui prônent l’a...
Changing the political clocks in Spain NEW
Hadleigh Roberts 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
If you can’t move elections to suit events, you have to move events to suit elections. Such...
Edinburgh | Happy euro-Halloween! | Blog NEW
Ochiul Europei 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
"Gardy loo", "Gardy loo"....nu vă speriaţi, nu este nicidecum o înjurătură scoţiană, ci doar deformarea expresiei franceze "gare à l'eau", şi era folosită în secolul al XVII-lea de gospodin...
Basque Story in Bilbao an Inspiration to Native Americans NEW
German Marshall Fund Blog 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 2 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Fall 2012 American Marshall Memorial Fellow Ernest House writes that the Basque peoples' struggle for recognition of their cultural autonomy is an inspiration to his own Ute Native American nation.
The forthcoming referendum in Scotland NEW
The Federal Union blog 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 11 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
David Cameron and Alex Salmond agreed earlier this month the terms for the referendum on Scottish independence to be held in the autumn of 2014.  Federal Union has been asked what it thinks. It would be outside the scope of this website to take view...
Greece expresses regret over assaulted Korean tourist in Athens NEW
Greek Hermes 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Yonhap) The Greek government has expressed regrets over a Korean tourist who was allegedly assaulted by police ... Continue reading...
Katalonien-Schottland | Separatisten sollen nicht in die EU NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Können Europas Regionen mit Unabhängigkeitsbestrebungen auf eine automatische Mitgliedschaft in der EU hoffen? Katalonien, Schottland und eventuelle Nachahmer könnten enttäuscht werden. Denn die „EU lehnt ein unabhängig...
Credito regionale NEW
Debora Serracchiani 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
In tempi straordinari e di dura crisi non ci si può accontentare di quel che si ha e limitarsi ad amministrarlo: occorre pensare a soluzioni diverse e adattare gli strumenti a disposizione del credito regionale alle necessità nuove. Possiamo razion...
Accés més ràpid i senzill als fons de la UE per a empreses, ciutats, regions i científics europeus. NEW
eurolocal 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Després d’entrar en vigor recentment el nou Reglament Financer, la Comissió n’ha adoptat les normes d’aplicació. A partir de l’1 de gener de 2013, gràcies a la simplificació dels procediments, millorarà la concessió de fons de la UE a...
El acuerdo escocés NEW
Pasaporte Europa 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
(Publicado en Sesióndecontrol.com, 29.10.12)Éste es el primer post de una colaboración periódica sobre actualidad política del Reino Unido y Europa.  El pasado 15 de octubre el primer ministro escocés, Alex Salmond, y el ‘prime minister...
Informal Ministerial Meeting on the future Cohesion Policy on 6 November NEW
Insideurope 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
On 6 November 2012 the EU Ministers for Cohesion Policy will meet in Nicosia (Cyprus) to discuss elements of the future policy. The meeting takes place at a crucial time in the negotiations on the 2014-2020 budget, as well as in the negotiations on t...
Bevölkerungsvorausschätzung 2011-2050 für Vorarlberg NEW
facts and figures europe:. 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Die vorliegende Bevölkerungsprognose 2011 bis 2050 sowie Modellrechnung bis 2075 für VORARLBERG (Österreich und die Bundesländer) basiert auf dem Bevölkerungsstand vom 1. Jänner 2011 und stellt eine Neudurchrechnung der im Jahr 2009 entwickelte...
Glasgow's famine memorial stands for so much | Kevin McKenna NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 38 Minutes ago
The tribute to the Irish tragedy also stands for what we owe to immigrantsMy vision of what Scotland ought to look like, independent or not, does not make any outrageous demands. Well, perhaps just this: that one day we will be represented at an inte...
Castells: pilar de valors, sinergia de voluntats (per a la revista Valors) NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Castells: pilar de valors, sinergia de voluntats (publicat a la Revista Valors, octubre de 2012, número 97) Per Raül Romeva i Rueda, dels Gausacs de Sant Cugat   Era la Festa Major de Mirasol de l'any 2010. L'acotxadora, menuda e...
The Scottish Play NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 30 Minutes ago
By Charles King Edinburgh’s Quest for Independence and the Future of Separatism. READ MORE...
Will Scotland break away from the Union with England in 2014? NEW
European Student Think Tank 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
It has been a long-standing feat in the UK to hear parliamentarians talk about a Scottish independence. For decades Scotland was considered too poor to attempt to break out of the Union with England but due to resource richness and an SNP landslide w...
Pido la independencia, Señoría NEW
Europa451.es 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
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Separatism and European Federalism: Two compatible tendencies NEW
Protesilaos Stavrou 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The red version of the Catalan flag. Picture credit: Wikipedia One of the most fascinating aspects of the separatist movements across Europe, is how they relate to the overall trend of European integration in general and the ideology of European fed...
Euro-Separatism II: Scotland the Brave? NEW
Vox Europa 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 7 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Haggis, kilts and bagpipes. Scotland, much like Belgium, fills our collective imagination with clichés although modern Scottish nationalism emphasizes its progressive and pluralistic values. With a referendum on independence scheduled for Fall 2014,...
Que cadascú valori. Jo em ratifico. NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 8 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Aquesta és l'entrevista que m'ha fet aquest matí en Carlos Herrera (Onda Cero).  http://www.ondacero.es/herrera-en-la-onda/entrevistas/raul-romeva-cuando-uno-pasan-cazas-encima-cabeza-genera-incertidumbre_2012102400029.html Us c...
Le nouveau printemps des peuples régionalistes NEW
Euros du Village 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 9 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Depuis quelques mois, les revendications régionalistes prennent de l'ampleur en Europe. La faute à la crise ? Oui, mais pas seulement... Début octobre, plus d'un million de personnes descendent dans les rues catalanes pour demander l'indépendance...
Will the euro crisis lead to the break-up of EU member-states? NEW
Centre for European Reform 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 14 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Last month over a million Catalonians marched for independence in Barcelona. Opinion polls say that support in the province for separation from Spain has doubled since the economic crisis started – and some polls put it at over 50 per cent. The Eco...
Carta a Reding: la UE ha d'aturar d'arrel les amenaces de resposta militar NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Des de l'èxit de la manifestació de l'11 de Setembre en què 1,5 milions de persones sortiren al carrer per reclamar que Catalunya sigui un Estat Membre de la UE, diverses persones han amenaçat el poble català amb un...
Regionen | Zum Ausgang | Cartoon (Trouw, Amsterdam) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Elections au Pays basque : une victoire pour l'Europe ? NEW
Le Taurillon 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Dimanche 21 octobre 2012 ont eu lieu des élections au Pays Basque. Le Parti nationaliste basque (EAJ-PNV) et la coalition de gauche indépendantiste Bildu sont arrivés en tête. Analyse du vote. « Le jour viendra où un seul État englobera toutes...
Absorption rates in Greece- 38,35% in August 2012 NEW
Insideurope 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Tags: Absorption ratesGreeceAttachment:  Kopie von Greece absorbtion rates august2012 (2).pdfCountries_2: GreeceTopics_2: Absorption Rates...
Clujul - magnet naţional NEW
Casa Europei Cluj-Napoca 2 Years, 1 Month, 7 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Dacă în clasamentul european, România nu o duce prea bine la capitolul economic, mă bucură să observ că oraşul natal, Clujul, rămâne în continuare foarte bine clasat la nivel naţional, având o mare putere de atracţie pentru populaţie.
EU – Belgium: same destiny, same fight? NEW
actupol 3.0_en 2 Years, 1 Month, 18 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
In April 2010, Eric Zemmour, French journalist, summed up the Belgium’s political situation – dominated by the Centre-right Yves Leterme government’s resignation – by this statement: “if Belgium collapses, Europe might collapse too”. Two...
One of Rome’s best kept secrets: Ostia Lido off-season NEW
a curious Yankee in Europe's court 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Fall days don’t come much more beautiful than the one we had in Rome yesterday. A gently warm temperature and perfect sunshine created irresistible weather for spending time outdoors. We headed off for a waterfront lunch and a leisurely meander...
L'Écosse sera-t-elle un défi pour l'Europe ? NEW
Le Taurillon 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
L'indépendance écossaise, c'est un peu le serpent de mer de la politique en Grande-Bretagne. Cela fait maintenant une bonne vingtaine d'années que ce sujet n'est plus tabou et s'envisage de plus en plus à la fois en Écosse et en Grande Bretagne.
CURS SOBRE LA UNIÓ EUROPEA “Com podem sortir de l’actual crisi europea i quin paper hi pot jugar Catalunya” NEW
eurolocal 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
El curs sobre la UE “Com podem sortir de l’actual crisi europea i quin paper hi pot jugar Catalunya”  que  ha estat oganitzat per  l’Ajuntament de Vilafranca del Penedès tindrà lloc els propers dies 5, 6 i 7 de novembre de 20...
Commissioner Hahn encourages the set-up of regional management structures in Greece (2014-2020) NEW
Insideurope 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
In the speech delivered to the Governors of the Greek Regions, Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn discussed the opportunity of setting-up regional management bodies for the future programming period.' It is worth considering using the ne...
Le Fiandre alle prove libere per maggiore autonomia NEW
Giovani Federalisti Europei Parma -Young European Federalists Pa 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Bart De Wever, il leader del partito separatista fiammingo NV-A (Nuova Alleanza Fiamminga) è stato eletto nuovo sindaco di Anversa, la città a nord del Belgio ospitante il secondo porto più grande d’Europa, ed ha annunciato che cercherà di...
Regional participation in the EU’s decision making process has increased significantly. But we are still far from a ‘Europe of the Regions’. NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
In its early days, the European Union had a tendency towards ‘regional blindness’, with there being little representation for sub-state entities at EU-level. Nikos Skoutaris finds that with the growth of regionalization, federalization and devolu...
It’s Time to Rewrite the Story of Detroit’s Decline NEW
German Marshall Fund Blog 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Detroit's decline is old news, argues Marshall Memorial Fellow Akira Kirton- and it's time to rewrite the story.
Handbuch: Städtepolitik in der Europäischen Union NEW
Title of theH.eimat✔ P.olitik✔ M.enschen✔ blog ... 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Days, 5 Hours ago
Die überwiegende Mehrheit der europäischen Bevölkerung lebt heute in städtischen Agglomerationsräumen. Diese städtischen Regionen leisten einen überproportionalen Beitrag zu Wachstum und Ansehen der Europäischen Union und setzen auch in...
Europe and its Independence Movements NEW
Judy Dempsey’s Strategic Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
The paradox of European unification is that it is making it possible for the peaceful fragmentation of national states.
Council takes further steps towards Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 NEW
Insideurope 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Member States have agreed on 7 thematic elements of the future Cohesion Policy, namely: 1) technical assistance, information and communication 2) territorial cooperation  3) territorial development 4) country-specific recommendations 5) management a...
EU strammer fjernstyring af regional udvikling NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: - Hvis regionsstøtte skal styres af EUs snævertsynede vækstopfattelse, er det dårligt nyt for den regionale udvikling, siger Rina Ronja Kari fra Folkebevægelsen om ny plan for regionalstøtte i 2014-2020 - Nyheder / Søren...
Belgium: Beginning of the end? NEW
Matisak's Blog (A Stamp on the World) 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Read few comments by Bernard Fournier, Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Guest Lecturer, Haute école de la province de Liège Personally, I don’t think it is not the beginning of the end of Belgium, frankly. However, if the Francophones...
Katalonien-Schottland | Die verbotenen Früchte der Unabhängigkeit (Financial Times, London) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Der britische Premier gewährt den Schotten 2014 ein Unabhängigkeitsreferendum. Spanien schließt dies in Katalonien als verfassungswidrig aus. Der eine Entschluss ist politisch ausgereift, der andere wird die separatistischen Forderungen wahrschein...
Katalánsko - Skotsko | Španělsko, Británie a zakázané ovoce nezávislosti (Financial Times, Londýn) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Zatímco britský premiér David Cameron podepsal dohodu o skotském referendu o nezávislosti, které je naplánováno na rok 2014, Španělsko podobné referendum v případě Katalánska zamítlo jako protiústavní. Britské rozhodnutí je výraz...
Catalunha-Escócia | Espanha, Reino Unido e os frutos proibidos da independência (Financial Times, Londres) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Enquanto o primeiro-ministro britânico David Cameron aprovou um referendo sobre a independência da Escócia para 2014, a Espanha exclui uma decisão similar na Catalunha considerando-a inconstitucional. Uma das decisões é politicamente madura, a...
Separatismus | Příznak dluhové krize NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Vzestup separatismu nezažívá pouze Katalánsko či Skotsko. Vítězství vlámských nacionalistů Barta De Wevera v místních volbách 14. října není jen "varov&aacu...
Separatismus | Ein Symptom der Schuldenkrise NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Nicht nur in Katalonien und Schottland sind die Separatisten im Aufwind. Der Sieg der flämischen Nationalisten von Bart de Wever bei den Kommunalwahlen am 14. Oktober „ist mehr als eine Warnung an Belgien: Es ist eine Warnung an ganz Europ...
Separatismo | Um sintoma da crise da dívida NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Não é apenas na Catalunha e na Escócia que as pressões nacionalistas se fazem sentir. A vitória dos nacionalistas flamengos de Bart De Wever, nas eleições locais de 14 de outubro, "é mais d...
The Catalonian problem NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
By Maria Dolores Amoros The problem with Catalonia is not its desire for independence, but that the Catalan public has fallen into the trap of Convergence and Union, or Convergència i Unió (CiU), headed by Artur Mas, the Senyoret. Mr. Mas has shown...
European regionalisation: do two negatives make a positive? NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Years, 1 Month, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 14 Minutes ago
As we've argued before, there's a lesson for the eurozone to learn from the all the semi or full-blown separatist movements across Europe; trying to impose central control on an inherently regionalised structure is extremely difficult and a...
Le Conseil franchit de nouveau une étape vers une nouvelle politique de cohésion de l'UE (Luxembourg, le 16 octobre 2012) NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 1 Month, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Le Conseil a fait aujourd'hui un nouveau pas en avant1 vers l'adoption de nouvelles règles relatives à la politique de cohésion de l'UE pour la période allant de 2014 à 2020, en approuvant une troisième orientation générale partielle2 (do...
Ball in UK’s court on independent Scotland EU membership position NEW
Blogactiv 2 Years, 1 Month, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
AN INDEPENDENT Scotland’s membership of the EU cannot be firmed up until the UK Government makes a move, the European Commission has confirmed. Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and UK Prime Minister David Cameron have signed the Edinburgh Agree...
EU Cohesion spending: policy can deliver what economic research cannot NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Authors: Benedicta MarzinottoThe EU uses about one third of the EU Budget for cohesion policy. Those that are now fighting for a smaller EU Budget are also questioning the importance of Structural and Cohesion Funds and the extent to which they are t...
"Catalonia and the Trilemma" by David Lizoain NEW
Social Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 48 Minutes ago
According to Dani Rodrik’s political trilemma, “We cannot have globalization, democracy, and national sovereignty simultaneously. We must choose two among the three.” A massive demonstration was held a few weeks ago in Barcelona in unwitting de...
Spain and the Scotland Question NEW
Hadleigh Roberts 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 5 Hours ago
The article below appeared in the Gibraltar daily newspaper Panorama on Friday 5 October. THE SCOTLAND QUESTION...
Calls for independence in Catalonia are part of an evolution of Spain’s democracy that the country’s constitution may have to come to accommodate. NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Elections are due to be held in Catalonia in November, with President Artur Mas also promising to hold a referendum on Catalan self-determination. Montserrat Guibernau assesses the prospects for the referendum, noting that the Spanish constitution cu...
Should Catalonia be independent? NEW
Debating Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 7 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Back in May, we asked you whether Scotland should be independent, and put some of your comments to Scottish National Party MEP Alyn Smith for his reaction (we also picked up on this topic more recently, when we looked at how …...
Scotland leader Alex Salmond’s dream: The death of modern Britain NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 16 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
By Henry Chu One of Britain’s savviest politicians, who visited the U.S. , hypothesizes on success...
Nationalism and individual sovereignty in the case of Catalonia NEW
Protesilaos Stavrou 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
"Catalonia is not Spain". Picture credit: Wikipedia The heated discussions on the possible secession of Catalonia from the Spanish state (officially the Kingdom of Spain) provide an ideal opportunity to elaborate on some of the cardinal themes of po...
Regionalism on the Rise NEW
French Politics: Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Steven Erlanger has a nice piece in The Times about the rise of regional separatist sentiment across Europe. The paradox, as he points out, is that the European Union, which is supposed to create greater solidarity among the nations of the continent,...
marcoRecorder NEW
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România şi castelele medievale NEW
Casa Europei Cluj-Napoca 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Biroul de promovare pentru turismul românesc prezintă în secţiunea “Castele şi Fortăreţe” câteva din destinaţiile pe care am avut plăcerea să le vizitez în această vară, cu ocazia vacanţei petrecute în ţară – Biserica fortific...
Come si dice “indipendenza” in scozzese? NEW
Giovani Federalisti Europei Parma -Young European Federalists Pa 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 25 Minutes ago
A version of this article was originally published in Lo Spazio della Politica Migliaia di persone hanno preso parte il 22 settembre ad una manifestazione pro-indipendenza nel centro di Edimburgo. All’ingresso dei giardini di Princes Street le foll...
Porto verto NEW
Debora Serracchiani 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Oggi ho partecipato assieme al sindaco di Trieste, Roberto Cosolini, a “Porto Verto”, la passeggiata promossa a favore del riuso di Porto Vecchio. Il futuro è oltre quel muro politico che chiude il porto vecchio e blocca lo sviluppo di T...
Les paraules de Vidal-Quadras NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Les declaracions d'Alejo Vidal Quadras a la cadena Intereconomía demanant a Rajoy que preparés un general de brigada (minut 2:34 del vídeo), 'de la guàrdia civil preferentment', per a aturar el procés d'independ&egr...
Will Catalonia Become Independent Soon? NEW
Place du Luxembourg 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
My answer to the question is no. Eventually I think it will, but not soon. Here’s why:   Catalonia, Portugal and Spain: Selective Historiography Independentist claims from Catalonia are centuries old, although with differing levels of int...
I tagli necessari NEW
Debora Serracchiani 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Nella mia qualità di candidata presidente della Regione ritengo indispensabile formulare delle proposte organiche affinché sia assicurato il principio di libero accesso alle istituzioni, ma non venga tradito il rapporto fiduciario tra cittadini e p...
New Caledonia: Political Tension Grows Over Rights to Nickel Mines NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Claudine WERY writes [fr] that political tension grows between independentist and non-indenpendentist political parties in New Caledonia over the exploitation of Nickel mines. Non-independentists accuse the other party to strike deals with China and...
The shape of modern Spain is being questioned | Giles Tremlett NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Violence in Madrid captured headlines but the post-Franco democratic settlement was crumbling in CataloniaAs work crews on Wednesday cleared the debris left behind by violent clashes between police and protesters outside las Cortes, the parliament bu...
Je třeba se obávat referenda o nezávislosti Katalánska? NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Reducing Catalonia’s autonomy as a reaction to the fiscal crisis would only provide more fuel for secession-minded nationalists NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 40 Minutes ago
The European Union is not the only multinational polity whose unity is threatened by the Eurozone crisis. Austerity policies of successive Spanish governments, combined with the perceived lack of fiscal autonomy, are adding fuel to the separatist mov...
Catalonia Is Not Scotland NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Artur Mas, Catalonia's powerful leader, announced Tuesday that he will call a snap regional election Nov. 25. This has raised questions over whether the Spanish region may want to secede from Spain. David Roman reports.
Basque nationalists are taking inspiration from Scotland and Northern Ireland by using politics as a vehicle for independence. NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
In the run up to next month’s elections to the Basque Parliament, Julen Zabalo writes that the parties of the Basque Nationalist Left have fully embraced social and political strategies as an alternative to ETA’s armed activities. In this respect...