The Rocky Road of Gibraltarian Diplomacy

After a number of postponements, the King of Spain’s state visit to the UK finally gets underway on 12 July 2017. Felipe VI is widely expected to raise the delicate matter of Gibraltar. If the history of the small British peninsula is any good indication of its future, it may become a bone of contention … Continue reading The Rocky Road of Gibraltarian Diplomacy


Catalonia and Scotland – the Reapers of Europeanization

European integration has roused separatist movements across the continent. The past has become contested territory in a struggle over state legitimacy. Devolution, introduced to reinforce member states' cohesion, now forces the UK and Spain to reap what they have sown.