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The success of separatist parties in September’s regional elections in Catalonia sent jitters throughout Europe, as many wondered whether other independent-minded regions around the continent would follow its lead. However, Brussels’ response – essentially remaining silent – deprived the separatist movement of a casus belli, allowing it to degenerate into infightin...
Professor Enrico Colombatto
The European Parliamentary election results were described as an ‘earthquake’. But does the rise of eurosceptic parties in many countries of ‘old Europe’ really imply that further European integration and institutional reform have become impossible? Will the European Union see more antagonism and stagnation or will the elections open a window of opportunity for ref...
Dr. Michael Wohlgemuth
Are the two French presidential frontrunners, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande confronting the real issues of their country as they head, almost neck and neck, towards the first round of France's presidential elections on April 22? It is questionable, writes GIS expert Dr Emmanuel Martin, who examines the pledges of each candidate as the election campaign offi...
Dr. Emmanuel Martin