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27 September 2017 - Democracy

Europe must act to protect the rights and freedoms of Catalans

In this article I am asking the EU mediation in the crisis Catalonia / Spain. It is a democratic crisis that also affects Europe:

The Catalan question has become Europe’s most serious territorial crisis in recent years. While the aim of exercising self-government has a long history, the origins of the current crisis can be found in the repeated refusals on the part of the government in Madrid to enter a dialogue on Spanish territorial...

20 August 2017 - Democracy

I’m Not Afraid

A few hours after the horrible attack perpetrated in Barcelona on Thursday, the Rambla was alive and full of people again, the best way of standing up to the barbarism, to those miserable wretches who had spread terror and sown death on one of most emblematic and most loved streets in this city.

A few metres away, in a packed Plaça de Catalunya, the cry "I’m Not Afraid" rang out, an antidote to the anger and impotence we were all...

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