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No winners: lessons from Brexit for the Catalan referendum

The Catalan independence referendum leads to a heightened risk of political uncertainty in Spain and highlights some EU structural flaws.

Europe Future Generator

Future Generator: Media sentiment towards Spain to turn negative through January

GRI use EE’s data analytics platform to project that media sentiment towards Spain will turn negative for political and economic reasons.

Europe Politics

After latest Spanish election, can Rajoy form a government?

The second election in Spain once again presents no clear possibilities for a stable government; another poll is likely.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Deadline to form Spanish government hits. Indiana primary will be decisive. Cameron speaks to Commons re Brexit. UK elections test Labour strength.

Europe Politics

With March 4 Cortes vote set to fail, Spain may have run out of coalition options

Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez is trying to secure enough support to win a vote in the Spanish parliament on March 4 and form a left of centre coalition government. However,

Europe Politics

What to expect in Europe in 2016

In addition to the continuation of current crises, Europe will face new matters of contention in 2016. Nationalism and fragmentation within the EU will keep growing, including on the Brexit

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Ciudadanos will play decisive role in Spanish elections

Upcoming elections in Spain bring two new parties, Ciudadanos and Podemos, into play. Spain will hold a general election on 20 December. Significant support for new parties are a threat to incumbent

Europe Politics

Interview: Will Catalonia be independent in 2015?

Catalonia’s political leader, President of the Generalitat Artur Mas i Gavarró, has urged a snap local vote on independence from Spain this September, despite the latest decision by Spain’s supreme court ruling that

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Populist Podemos will shape 2015 elections in Spain

With chronic unemployment, corruption and Catalonian secessionist claims already apparent in Spain, the rise of Podemos and its brand of socialist populism adds yet another level of intrigue to Spanish

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Catalonia poll favours independence

Two months after Scotland narrowly voted to remain a part of the United Kingdom, Catalonia took to the polls on Sunday to voice its plans for an independent political future. Catalonia,