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What's next for Spain and Catalonia? Expert comment

"This could be a risky move by Madrid, and there's all to play for," says Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes, Head of the University of Warwick's School of Modern Languages and Cultures.

Mon 30 October 2017, 13:10 | Tags: Politics, Centre for modern languages, Expert comment, Europe, Spain

Catalan situation "more uncertain" as Spain celebrates its National Day

Spain's royal family has attended a National Day military parade amid a political crisis sparked by Catalonia's disputed independence referendum. Prof Richard Youngs comments.

Thu 12 October 2017, 15:38 | Tags: Politics, Europe, Politics and International Studies, Spain

Catalan vote - expert comment from Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes

The Catalonia government claims that over 2 million votes were cast, in defiance of riot police, rubber bullets and intimidation. Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes comments on the weekend's events.

Mon 02 October 2017, 09:33 | Tags: Europe, Current Affairs, Spain, Catalonia

Vote for Catalan independence: "A question of an illegal vote confronted by political intransigence"

Spanish police have detained 14 Catalan officials involved in organising an independence vote declared illegal by Spain’s government.

Thousands protested in the streets as a response to the government’s actions. Alison Ribeiro de Menezes, Professor of Hispanic Studies comments on why tensions in Catalonia are boiling over now

Thu 21 September 2017, 15:32 | Tags: Academic Staff, protests, Expert comment, Hispanic Studies, Europe, History

The G20 summit - what it could mean for trade

Dr Gabriel Siles-Brügge, Associate Professor Department of Politics and International Studies, takes a quick look at decisons that could be made at the G20 summit that will affect global trade.


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