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Catalonia-Spain Endgame Scenarios: 2017

Warning: In compliance with Spanish Intellectual Property law, Common Sense no longer quotes nor reproduces links to sites based in Spain. Verification of the veracity of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader.  In 2014, I charted five potential paths for the Catalan independence movement. I mapped the most likely progression for each […]

Entrevista con Jordi Sànchez i Picanyol, Presidente de la Assemblea Nacional Catalana

Common Sense tuvo la oportunidad de entrevistar a Jordi Sànchez i Picanyol, el Presidente de la Assemblea Nacional Catalana, una organización cívica dedicada a la promoción de la lengua y cultura catalana junto con la independencia de España. El Sr. Sànchez i Picanyol fue elegido en sustitución a  la Sra. Carme Forcadell i Lluis cuando […]

Interview with Jordi Sànchez i Picanyol, President of the Catalan National Assembly

Common Sense had the opportunity to interview Mr. Jordi Sànchez i Picanyol, President of the Catalan National Assembly, which is a civic organization based in Barcelona and dedicated to promoting Catalan language, culture and Independence from Spain. Mr. Sànchez i Picanyol became the leader of the assembly after the former leader, Carme Forcadell i Lluis, […]

Spanish “Witch Hunt” Against Catalans Revealed

Warning: In compliance with Spanish Intellectual Property law, Common Sense no longer quotes nor reproduces links to sites based in Spain. Verification of the veracity of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. 22 June 2016 Spanish online periodical Público.es revealed yesterday that it had access to recorded conversations between the Spanish Interior […]

 “Catalonia Nears Default, Threatens Spain’s Debt” by Don Quijones

The article is reprinted with permission of the author. The views expressed are exclusively those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by Common Sense.  The original article can be found here. Warning: In compliance with Spanish Intellectual Property law, Common Sense no longer quotes nor reproduces links to sites based in Spain. Verification […]

Implications of European Disunion on Small State Independence

Eight years after the eruption of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the European Union has failed to regain even a semblance of normalcy. Unlike the United States, which has returned to something approximating full employment[1], many member states remain stuck with stubbornly high unemployment, locked in deflation and experiencing almost non-existent economic […]

Catalonia Update: Independence Back on Track After Last Minute Reprieve

The rollercoaster ride of Catalan politics took another stomach-churning twist today as the moribund independence movement suddenly received a last minute reprieve in an unexpected fashion. After months of stalled negotiations on who should become the President of Catalonia’s regional goverment, the two separatist parties finally broke the impasse preventing a deal with only hours […]

2016: The Year of Ungovernability (Part 1)

As if last year was not rowdy enough, 2016 has already opened on a new note of ungovernability that promises to surpass what we’ve seen before. No new themes have been exposed, though they will surely come up; but the deep fractures that governments and institutions are desperately attempting to paper over continue to wreak […]

Spanish Fragmentation Continues After Election

Spain celebrated general elections on Sunday the 20th of December and the result was an even worse than predicted fragmentation of the political landscape[1]. Although the governing Partido Popular of Mariano Rajoy won the greatest number of seats, the scandal-ridden party fell well short of the majority of 173 seats needed to form a government. […]

Catalonia Update: Dead-end or Stall Tactic?

On Sunday, the leftist Candidatura d’Unitat Popular (CUP) held a vote involving over 1,200 of their supporters from across Catalonia. The question was a simple one: should CUP support the candidacy of Artur Mas for the Catalan Presidency? The answer: a resounding “no”[1]. That would seem to spell the end of the Catalan independence dream: […]

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