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Catalonia crisis: Spain plans for elections as independence row grows-BBC

People hold placards reading "Freedom" during candle-lit demonstration in Barcelona against the arrest of two Catalan separatist leaders on October 17, 2017.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41693318

Theresa May pleads with EU27 for Brexit deal she can defend-THE GUARDIAN

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/19/theresa-may-seeks-brexit-deal-she-can-defend-from-eu27

Spain to impose direct rule as Catalonia leader refuses to back down-THE GUARDIAN

An independence campaigner holds a placard saying ‘Freedom – we want you back home’ at a rally in Barcelona

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/18/spain-direct-rule-catalonia-deadline-direct-rule

EU leaders aim to let Theresa May down gently over trade talks-THE GUARDIAN

Theresa May will emphasise the concessions made in her Florence speech at a key summit dinner.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/18/eu-leaders-aim-to-let-theresa-may-down-gently-over-trade-talks

Is Democracy in Europe Doomed? The New York Review of Books

Is Democracy in Europe Doomed?

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