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Byshok: Madrid will block any attempts by Barcelona

The possibility of establishing an independent, but at the same time being part of the EU, Catalonia is not seriously considered by anyone. Madrid will block any attempts by Barcelona towards EU membership. Read more about Byshok: Madrid will block any attempts by Barcelona

Stanislav Byshok: Pour l’Europe, mais contre l’Union européenne - nouvelles tendances dans l’Ancien Monde (FRENCH)

The article "For Europe but against the EU: New trends of the Old World" by CIS-EMO political analyst Stanislav Byshok was published in francophone magazine Sans Frontières (September 2016 issue), of which Mr. Byshok has recently become an editor.  Read more about Stanislav Byshok: Pour l’Europe, mais contre l’Union européenne - nouvelles tendances dans l’Ancien Monde (FRENCH)

As Europe’s Political Landscape Shifts, Two-Party System Fades (NYT)

Sixty years ago, the two main British political parties, the Conservatives and Labour, took 96 percent of the vote in a clearly defined two-party system. Today, as Britain undergoes a bitter campaign before the May 7 election, the two parties are expected to split less than two-thirds of the vote. Read more about As Europe’s Political Landscape Shifts, Two-Party System Fades (NYT)