Close-Up: Josep Borrell
A formidable Spaniard is about to take over as Europe’s chief diplomat, and he will strive to make the EU a heavyweight in international affairs.
A Welcome Victory for Moderate Forces
Spain’s election suggests a rejection of radicalism on both sides of the Catalan independence debate.
By failing to mediate the outbreak of Catalan nationalism, the EU stands to lose its soul.
The Catalan bid to secede has run aground. This is due to Madrid’s determination, but also to the mistakes of an independence movement intent …
The Catalan Cliff
Tensions are running high in Spain before the independence vote.