Brexit Britain in 2018

December 12, 2017

Without a trade agreement in 2018, the United Kingdom is at risk of crashing out of the EU. Leaving the European Union is not that simple. Having pulled off a last-minute agreement with the European Commission to move forward, Brexit Britain is feeling the burn this winter. The next stage is the...

The Future of Spain’s Territorial Integrity

November 16, 2017

It is unlikely that recent developments in Catalonia will have an impact on the territorial organization of Spain. Politicians in Madrid and citizens all over Spain accept the fact that Catalonia’s dream is to become an independent republic. However, nobody thought that the pro-independence...

Destroying One of Europe’s Last Ancient Forests

August 31, 2017

One of Europe’s last primeval forests is on the brink of extinction, and Poland’s commercial logging could push it over the edge. Long gone are the days when Europe was covered in virgin woodlands. Poland’s Bialowieza Forest, on the border with Belarus, is one of the last remaining...

These Are the Elections That Will Decide Europe’s Fate

April 03, 2017

While France teeters on the brink of the far right, left parties elsewhere are showing surprising strength. Going in to the recent elections in the Netherlands, the mainstream story seemed lifted from William Butler Yeats’ poem, The Second Coming: “Things fall apart; the center cannot hold...

Understanding the Sardinian Question

March 15, 2017

Stefano Arroque looks at the past and present of a powerful movement plagued by internal division. The last decade has seen an upsurge in European nationalist movements. This is not without reason. Whether they are boosted by the economy, opposition to immigration or simply by identity issues...