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UPDATE (1:00pm) – As promised, here’s an update on the results of Catalonia’s symbolic independence referendum now that all votes have been counted.Turnout: 2,305,290 people (around 37% of those eligible to vote)Votes in favour of independence: 1,861,7…

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Our Director Mats Persson writes on his Telegraph blog:The UK must be the first country, with the forthcoming Scottish and EU referenda, to simultaneously have an intense political debate about the difficulty or otherwise of both joining and leaving th…

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Following the latest round of regional elections in Spain on Sunday, the foreign media clearly seem to have focused their attention on the victory of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s Partido Popular (PP) in Galicia (see, among others, this articl…

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