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  • Catalonia, out of business 2.0

    Recent developments in Catalonia have created turmoil in the Spanish economy. Following the 1st October referendum – considered illegal by both the Spanish government and the EU – and the Catalan intention to move ahead with a unilateral declaration of independence, the foundations of the fastest growing economy in the Eurozone are starting to shake.…

  • Catalonia: Out of Business?

    Catalonia is located at the North-Eastern extremity of Spain bordering with France. The region is similar in size to Belgium,  boasts a population of 7.5 million and amounts to 19% of the country’s GDP. The capital and largest city is Barcelona, the second-most populated municipality in Spain and seventh-most populous urban area in the European…

  • Brexit Perspective – Deal or no deal?

    The first substantial week of negotiations between the UK and the EU on Brexit concluded today. But is anyone any clearer as to whether a deal can be reached, and what the details of such an agreement would look like? Most people would answer with a ‘no’. Deal, no deal or what kind of deal?…

  • A bumpy road for Catalonia to “Ithaca”

    Yesterday’s elections in Catalonia marked a pivotal moment for the pro-independence movement even if they were technically deemed as just another regional election. The fact that they ended up being a de facto referendum about the potential secession of Catalonia was already a victory for the pro-independence coalition, Junts pel sí (Together for yes), which…

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