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Europe's separatist wave (part 2)

The Scots, Flemish, and Catalans all clamour for independence in the name of European federalism. But will breaking away really give them more control over their destiny or just make them more dependent on Brussels?

  • Linda FABIANI. MSP, Scottish National Party (from Edinburgh);
  • Pamela LINTINGRE. President, Alumni of the University of Edinburgh in France;
  • Toni CRUANYES. Correspondent, TV3 (from Brussels);
  • Eoin O BROIN. Economic and European policy advisor for Sinn Fein. Author, "Matxinada, Basque Nationalism & Radical Basque Youth Movements" (from Dublin).
  • Christophe ROBEET. European Affairs Editor, France 24.

Produced by Anelise Borges, François Picard, Mary Colombel, Shamira Muhammad.

Watch the first part here.

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2017-10-19 Europe

Moment of truth: Spain sets in motion direct rule over Catalonia

Since 10 am local time, Spain has entered unchartered waters. Madrid's deadline for Catalonia's leader to renounce independence has come and gone. So what will Madrid do now?...

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2017-10-18 Asia-pacific

One-man rule? China's Xi Jinping consolidates grip on power

Xi Jinping has been showing the rank and file who's the boss at the opening of the 19th congress of the Chinese Communist Party, one that's set to further consolidate his grip on...

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2017-10-17 Harvey Weinstein

France's Weinsteins: Watershed moment in fight against sexual abuse?

In France, reaction has been particularly sharp to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. On the one hand, there are the allegations of harassment, assault and rape against the movie...

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2017-10-16 Austria

Europe’s newest face: Kurz’s election win indicates rightward shift for Austria

French President Emmanuel Macron no longer holds the bragging rights to the title "Europe's fresh face". Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old leader of Austria's Christian Democrats...

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2017-10-12 Donald Trump

Trump takes on Tehran: What future for Iran nuclear deal?

Donald Trump calls it "The worst deal ever". The question is why is he so hell-bent on decertifying a 2015 Iran nuclear agreement when even his own cabinet seems to support it?...

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