News 24.10.2016 a les 11:45h

Football and army: Aland receives exceptional attention throughout Finland

The Aland Islands are unusually receiving a lot of attention these days in Finland after two unrelated events are placing the Swedish-speaking archipelago under media focus. On the one hand, a proposal by the Finnish Defence minister to consider the militarization of the, so far, entirely demilitarised archipelago against possible threats from Russia. On the other, the emergence of an Alandic football team as new Finnish league champions. Keep reading

Els jugadors de l'IFK aixequen el trofeu de campions de lliga.
News 19.10.2016 a les 13:15h

Catalan Parliament to declare “null and void” Francoist summary courts-martial

The Catalan Parliament today gave its green light parliamentary debate on a bill that seeks to declare "null and void" all politically-motivated, summary courts-martial and their rulings that were made in Catalonia under Spain's Francoist dictatorship over the 1938-1975 period. The bill bears a heavy symbolic load, not only because it partially declares null almost 40 years of dictatorship rulings, but also because it does so by appealing to Catalan "sovereignty". Keep reading

Els diputats aplaudeixen els familiars de les víctimes dels consells.
News 18.10.2016 a les 14:00h

Mosul offensive unfolding against backdrop of Kurdish independence calls

By David Forniès*. Kurdish and Iraqi forces have intensified their offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS. Weeks before that, a lot of talk emerged (once more) about the prospects for Iraq's Kurdish independence. One of the two main Kurdish parties, the KDP, insisted on the need for an agreed independence referendum with Baghdad, while the other one, the PUK, even claimed that it had ensured a commitment by Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi to allow Kurdistan go independent. But, what the links are between the offensive, the referendum talk and the region's economy? Nationalia has talked to three Kurdistan experts. Keep reading

Peixmergues kurds llencen una bandera d'Estat Islàmic, el 2014.
News 17.10.2016 a les 11:00h

Parties of minorities hold key for Montenegro government formation (and maybe for NATO accession too)

Montenegro will continue its path towards EU and NATO membership, Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic said after his Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) yesterday won for the ninth consecutive time -the fourth since independence- the parliamentary election in the Balkan republic. Montenegro's international alignment was one of the election campaign's hottest topics. Keep reading

Milo Djukanovic.
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