The European project’s Catalonia challenge4 min read 01 Nov 2017, 11:58 PM IST
The EU's role as a peacemaker abroad hinges on stability at home, that reputation is at risk, thanks to the crisis in Spain
The European project rests on the idea that its member states enjoy sovereignty while eliminating trade barriers and erasing borders within the union. The Brussels bureaucracy and the Strasbourg parliament constantly work towards blending identities and integrating the continent, whose divisions had been so bloody and whose boundaries were once considered so sacrosanct that to defend them millions had died.
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