Southern Europe

Catalonia: Spain's "Scotland"?

In November, the autonomous region of Catalonia will hold a “popular” referendum for independence from Spain. While certainly noteworthy, Spain might not be headed for a breakup just yet. 

Spain's Democracy Needs a Makeover

Spain's two establishment parties and the Royal Family will have to open themselves up to greater citizen participation and transparency—if they want to keep their credibility and authority.