Remember when Germany faced its “biggest political crisis since the late 1940s,” as one BBC journalist put it?
Or when, according to National Review, Angela Merkel had been “marooned“?
Spain’s conservative People’s Party is overreaching in its attempts to silence pro-independence voices in the Catalan media.
Spanish media exaggerate Russia’s role in the Catalan independence crisis.
Russian state media, like RT and Sputnik, and Russia-friendly trolls, like WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, have predictably sought to exploit the crisis in a major European Union and NATO country, for three reasons:
But there is little evidence Russian propaganda has changed anyone’s mind. Read more
The British struggle to understand why, if they could manage two referendums in three years, Spain is so desperate to prevent the Catalans from voting on Sunday. Read more
The Dutch aren’t sure what to make of Catalonia’s independence bid. Only in the last few days have their news media started paying attention to what’s happening in the region.
Flemish media are more interested. Maybe because they have pragmatically managed their differences with the French-speaking Walloons for decades and are wondering why the Catalans and Spanish can’t do the same? Read more