Oct 14, 2014

Catalonia calls off independence referendum

The Catalan government has decided to call off a referendum on independence from Spain planned for Nov. 9 which has been fiercely opposed by Madrid. Spain’s Constitutional Court decided unanimously last month to hear the central government’s case against the poll, which automatically suspended ...

Catalonians defy Spanish court in independence duel

Oct 4, 2014

Catalonians defy Spanish court in independence duel

Catalonian leaders forged ahead on Friday for a vote on independence, defying a court challenge by the national government in their bid to redraw the map of Spain. Spain’s Constitutional Court had provisionally blocked their plan for the vote, but parties in the northeastern ...

Jul 11, 2014

Is there a right to secede?

by Peter Singer

If a majority of the voters in a distinct region of a country favor independence, does that mean that they have a right to secede? Paradoxically the EU has made it more feasible for states like Scotland and Catalonia to consider independence.