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Volume 52, November/December 2017, Number 6 · pp. 326-327

Editorial

On States, Regions and European Integration

Annette Bongardt, Francisco Torres

The European Union is concurrently faced with two major challenges: a re-dimensioning of the club in terms of membership numbers – due to the UK’s exit from the EU – and the demands of some European regions for more autonomy or even independence from their national states, as in the case of Catalonia. Scotland is also a notable case in point. However, if it were to leave the UK, it would do so after Brexit was completed, at which point it would be a third-country region.

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