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Europe’s Enemies Within

As Spain begins the process of suspending Catalonia’s autonomy, the European Union is watching events with an anxious eye.  Is secessionism poised to become the next great threat to European unity?

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Europe’s Attackers From Within

Joschka Fischer

Catalonia's illegal bid for independence amounts to a historical absurdity. After decades of bloodletting in the twentieth century, and in view of competition with economies like the US, China, and India, the need for deeper European integration in the twenty-first century should be obvious.

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