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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?

Protest against the arrest of two Catalan separatist leaders Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
The new headquarters of 'La Caixa - Caixabank' Jose Jordan/Getty Images
A Spanish policeman tries to avoid clashes between people holding Spanish flags Jorge Guerrero/Getty Images
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