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Barcelona, Spain, September 28, 2015: pro-independence coalition leader Raul Romeva and Catalonia's President Artur Mas (R), at a post-election news conference (source: dpa)

EU waiting game may work with Catalan separatists

The success of separatist parties in September’s regional elections in Catalonia sent jitters throughout Europe, as many wondered whether other independent-minded regions around the continent would follow its lead. However, Brussels’ response – essentially remaining silent – deprived the separatist movement of a casus belli, allowing it to degenerate into infightin...

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