Dražen Šimić

Archives for Catalan politics

  Any independent Catalan state would undoubtedly find itself outside the European Union. This has now been determined beyond doubt and it is important that the Catalans know it. We have a statement by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that unequivocally places Catalonia outside the organisation. Mr Juncker said that an independent Catalonia would have… » read more

Posted by Drazen Simic

Catalonia, a prosperous region in the northeast of Spain, seems still to be largely associated with Barcelona, holidays, football and sun by the outside world. This may change, however, because of the region’s divisive political moment. The central issue is that of Catalan independence from Spain. The Catalan society is fairly evenly split on the… » read more

Posted by Drazen Simic