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European Ties: To each his own

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European Ties

To each his own

Scots, Basques and Catalans all want their own states; in Belgium, the Flemish and the Walloons may split. The drive for independence across the continent is a centrifugal counterforce to greater European integration.

"Rule, Britannia - but not here!" A similar phrase could be the slogan for the Scottish independence movement. After more than 300 years as part of the United Kingdom, the Scots may cast a vote for independence as early as 2014.

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond signed an agreement Monday (15.10.2012) to finalize arrangements for a possible referendum. With their desire for independence, the Scots are in good company in Europe.

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Date 16.10.2012
Author Martin Koch / cmk
Editor Gregg Benzow

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