Better together or happy apart? Independence Movements in Europe: Video

Happy together - CaptureAs I posted before, two weeks ago we had an interesting discussion on independence movements in Europe at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, spurred by the recent (formal and informal) referenda in Scotland and Catalonia. I gave a short introductory talk, trying to frame questions about the character of these movements, the legal framework of aspirations for independence in Europe, their normative assessment, and the political challenge they pose. The debate, moderated expertly by Mark Dawson from the Hertie School, included Eve Hepburn from Edinburgh, Jaume Lopez from Barcelona and Steven Blockmans from Amsterdam and Brussels. For those who had to miss the event, videos are now available here and here.