This morning the President of the Generalitat, Artur Mas, spoke at the opening ceremony of the EU’s Informal Ministerial meeting with Southern European partners. The meeting was held in Barcelona’s Palau Reial de Pedralbes where representatives from the European Union member states and eight ministers from non-EU Mediterranean countries discussed the future of European Neighbourhood Policy.

The President alluded to the “umbilical cord” connecting Catalonia and Europe and how it has remained u...

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