Blog post on "Eyes on Europe" by Scott Greer, associate professor of health management and policy, School of Public Health, U-M. Published October 1, 2012.

What is going on in Catalonia?

If you go to Catalonia, in Northeastern Spain, you will frequently hear "Som una nacio"- "we are a nation". With their own language, history, high and folk culture, and economy, Catalans are justly proud of their nation. For centuries they have been the most economically advanced part of Spain, constantly tugging at Madrid's centralist and redistributive policies while also tightly bound into Spanish politics, with Barcelona as a clear second city of Spain that until the last twenty years always felt more outward looking and "European." Continue reading at