Catalonia: a Small Country with Big Ambitions for Fighting Climate Change

This article is the part of a series by the IFLRY Climate Change Programme, looking at how different countries are implementing the Paris Agreement. An introduction to the series can be found here. The Mediterranean is one of the regions…

Federalism(s) – Not All Pro-Europeans Think Alike

For a long time, I have noticed that, when discussing their common ideals, it seems that Federalists are not talking about the same thing – especially so when it comes to economics. Recently however, the different responses of European Federalists…

The (European) Way to Deal with Secessionism

Catalan democratic institutions – both its parliament and its government – have called for a popular vote on whether Catalonia should declare itself independent from Spain. This has caused a reheated constitutional crisis, as the Spanish constitution effectively prohibits any…

IFLRY Online Meeting on Catalonia

IFLRY Online is IFLRY’s new initiative to allow liberals from all over the world to interact with each other more online.  In that spirit, IFLRY Vice President Nickolas Pagonakis is organising regular online seminars, in which different people from the…

If You Were Catalan..?

While travelling abroad and attending international events, I’ve encountered a range of different views about the Catalan independence process. Many are well-informed and sympathetic, however a few compare Catalonia’s   with other struggles for independence – that may seem similar at…