Beyond Catalonia, Taking Stock of Europe's Separatist Movements
Nov 6, 2017 | 10:00 GMT
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- Events in Catalonia have left several EU member states concerned about autonomist and secessionist movements within their borders, some of which might be the next to rise up.
- Self-determination movements in Europe face their own dilemma, however; many sympathize with the Catalan cause but have little interest in making the same unilateral moves.
- Secessionist movements will remain a moderate threat to the territorial integrity of several EU countries, but the Catalan crisis probably won't accelerate their progress.