Financial Times. European separatism is a red herring. 10.01.2013

European separatism is a red herring

As the redesign of Europe churns along in 2013, some still fear that one or more eurozone states will take its leave. Others warn that individual European states will soon crack from within, as less familiar flags appear in places such as Catalonia, Scotland and Flanders. There are separatist pressures building within Spain and the UK, and Belgium’s unity remains fragile as well. But, at least for 2013, there is less to these warning signs than meets the eye. In fact, European separatism is one of 2013’s most important red herrings. There is virtually no chance that any of these independence movements becomes a full-blown phenomenon – at least this year.

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Posted on January 11, 2013, in BY COUNTRY, BY DATE, BY LANGUAGE, BY SOURCE, Catalan, English, Financial Times, January 2013, United States of America. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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