A demonstration for Catalonian independence in Spain. (Photo: Day Donaldson)

Catalonia and Scotland at core of Europe's geopolitical conundrum

In recent months, the Catalan autonomous government has taken unprecedented political steps towards independence from Spain, angering Madrid and putting EU leaders on edge.

Meanwhile, the Scottish government has doubled down on its bet for independence by calling for a new referendum in 2018.

Together, Scotland and Catalonia have spun a complicated web of juxtaposed geopolitical interests, running in parallel to the already complex Brexit negotiations.

Catalonia, located ...

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