The economic crisis and tight national budgets have spawned increased calls for separate states for places like Scotland, Catalonia and South Tyrol. Most supporters say they'd be better off going it alone.
After an international arrest warrant against him was dropped, ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont returned to Belgium from Germany. The ousted leader vowed to continue fighting for Catalonia's independence from Spain.
Catalonia's former Education Minister Clara Ponsati has been given bail after turning herself in at a police station in Scotland. Meanwhile, Catalan lawmakers gave their backing to former President Carles Puigdemont.
Catalonian ex-president Carles Puigdemont is free. A German court has rejected charges of high treason as grounds for his extradition to Spain — a disastrous judgement, says Christoph Hasselbach.
Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont has called for "negotiation based on mutual respect" with Madrid. He was speaking a day after his release on bail from a German prison.
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