A tale of changing destinies: Why the Catalans are pushing for independence rather than the Basques


While all eyes are currently on Catalonia, it was the Basque Country that first sought a degree of sovereignty from Spain over a decade ago, when then Basque President, Juan José Ibarretxe, proposed redefining the Basque relationship with Spain as one of ‘free association’. But why did Madrid’s refusal of Ibarretxe’s proposals result in a return to moderation, whereas deposed Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and his allies decided to defy Madrid and proceed with their plans? Caroline Gray explains the different responses.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities
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Published Date: 2017-11-06
Authors: Gray, Caroline (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-8634-1468)



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