Secessionist movements, land swaps, and an enforced name change threaten to destabilize Europe

The sight of a million Catalans converging on Barcelona to celebrate the region's "National Day" highlights, a year on from declaring independence from Spain, that the strength of conviction to eventually secede from Madrid remains as resolute. The international community will though not only be mindful, should a schism eventually occur, of the potential for…

First World Problems: Macedonia and Greece battle for Semantic High Ground

FYROM. What does this acronym mean to you? In keeping with the majority of the people away from southeastern Europe, I would suggest very little. Even understanding what each letter and its collective represent does little to explain the unique, and what must be said confusing backstory that has recently been rebooted for the 21st…