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Catalonia – catalyst for instability in Spain

The Catalan problem in Spain is again in the spotlight. The political crisis in the country doesn't promise a quick way out, RISS expert Igor Pshenichnikov said. "The last surge of such political instability occurred at the end of 2017, when Catalonia held an independence referendum and after that the Generalitat proclaimed it. Then Madrid managed to suppress separatist movement that threatened to split the state," the analyst said.

Spain threatens to derail Brexit deal over Gibraltar

There is a new obstacle to Britain’s smooth exit from the European Union. Spain raised the issue of Gibraltar, a tiny British territory located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. Madrid asserts a claim to Gibraltar and seeks to resolve its centuries-old territorial dispute with London, RISS expert Igor Pshenichnikov said. Spain insists that the draft Brexit deal, which will be signed at the EU summit on November 25, must be modified to make clear that Gibraltar's future will rely solely on talks between Madrid and London.

Execute not pardon: the Spanish dilemma of the European Union

The keys to conflict resolution between Barcelona and Madrid are in Brussels, said RISS expert Igor Pshenichnikov.

Referendum 1.0 - a new chapter in Spain's history

"The Catalan independence referendum, or a Referendum 1.0, as it is called in the Spanish press, will become the turning point, which will divide the modern history of Spain into two periods: "before" and "after." Unfortunately, the new period in the country’s history will be characterized by political and economic crisis," said RISS expert Anna Glazova.