Catalonia (part 1)- Origins of a Discontent

This is the first half of a two-part article about Catalonia and its independence movement. It is based on the article published by me in the Winter 2019 paper edition of Rostra Economica. Catalonia is an autonomous community in north-eastern Spain, self-designated in its Statute of Autonomy as a nationality, with 7.5 million inhabitants. It

A European Fiscal Union? No, Thank You

Before addressing the topic of a European fiscal union, it is important to remember that the EU is made up out of different countries. These nations are represented by their elected governments who in turn have to create solutions for local problems. This is important because of the fact that local government is closer to