Catalonia launches independence challenge against Spain

/ Sep 7, 2017

Catalonia launches independence challenge against Spain

Spain is facing its deepest political crisis in decades after Catalonia's regional parliament on Wednesday passed a law paving the way for an independence referendum on Oct. 1. Madrid will seek any means possible to block it. The looming showdown comes three weeks after jihadi ...

/ Jul 11, 2014

Is there a right to secede?

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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.