FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 13 (2012)   

Is Catalonia looking for the exit?
Separatist rhetoric is side-tracking the real ­problems and adding to uncertainty in Spain and in the EU

Published 20.11.2012

Teemu Sinkkonen

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Increased support for Catalan separatism is raising fears of a domino effect in Spain and the EU, since a possible secession would set a precedent for how to form a new state in the present day, and how to disengage from the EU and the monetary union.