|Catalonia shows that ‘Europe of Regions’ is dead|
Fears of Balkanisation and more Brexits have killed off an earlier ideal of a “Europe of the regions”.
“I think, it is a failure,” Carles Puigdemont, the Catalan separatist leader, told EUobserver in an interview at the Danish event.
“A Europe of regions created by the state is like electrical cars created by oil companies. They are not interested in the electrical car. If you are the oil company or you are the state, you are not interested,” he said.
Rosy scenarios of a Europe of the regions were propagated in the 1990s, when individual EU states were seen as being too small for global competition, but also too remote for participatory democracy.
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