Who wants independence in Europe? | CNBC Explains

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  • Published on:  Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • Spain, Croatia, Italy, Germany and the U.K. are just some of the European countries with regions that are challenging their nationhood and autonomy. But why? CNBC's Tom Chitty explains.

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  • FFF

    FFF

     4 days ago

    Of course, the people who voted in Cataluña was 90% of the turnout. They were almost the only who went to vote because the rest of Catalonians knew that referendum was ILLEGAL!!!! and didn't go to vote!

    About the economy, It's ridiculous to speak about the percentage of territory. The most normal would be to speak about the percentage of the population who are from there. Catalonians are 18% of Spaniards and its regional GDP is 19% of Spanish GDP! And it doesn't mean they contribute more than others. Indeed, Madrid having less population is richer and pay more money! And if we speak about GDP per cápita there are several Autonomic Communities with better results such as Madrid, Basque Country and Navarra ad Aragón, La Rioja and Baleares Islands are really near.

    Stop to manipulate data! This is the second video where this boy says lies about Spain...

  • Iain Finlayson

    Iain Finlayson

     6 days ago

    This video is from a very Americanised perspective. The reasons for independence are only explained from a financial perspective. In many of these movements history and culture are the main drivers of separatist sentiment. Many of Europe’s modern borders are completely arbitrary and do not match the identity of the people living there. Identities which are often hundreds of years old. I think this is hard for a young and relatively homogeneous country like the US to understand.

  • Thomas O'Brien

    Thomas O'Brien

     7 days ago

    Eu hates democracy

  • korpiz

    korpiz

     14 days ago

    Bornholm!? Are you kidding me? Talk about fabricating news.

  • Vee Cee

    Vee Cee

     14 days ago

    #Brexit

  • lone wolf

    lone wolf

     14 days ago

    Lol when they get what they want independence

  • Jesus Christ

    Jesus Christ

     14 days ago +1

    What is happening to humanity... Its like cancer

  • Odyysz 96

    Odyysz 96

     14 days ago

    In Czechia there are not any pro-independence movements

  • Mr. Baba

    Mr. Baba

     14 days ago +2

    Istria doeant wants independence

  • Jaden Sanchez

    Jaden Sanchez

     14 days ago

    What about the situation in Ukraine with Donbass and the Luhansk region? They forgot to cover that.

  • Ash Berka

    Ash Berka

     14 days ago

    I feel sory for CNBC. This article is stupid. Mixing so meny informations into one nonsense. There is no one in Czech Republic who wants to separate.

  • Anna Hunt

    Anna Hunt

     14 days ago

    IS THIS A FUNNY JOKE???? THE EU DOES NOT ALLOW INDEPENDANCE AND CALLS ALL THE SHOTS A COMMUNIST REGIME COPNT ROLLED BY GERMANY HITLERISM ON THE RISE

  • Messerschmitt Bölkow

    Messerschmitt Bölkow

     14 days ago

    B A V A R I A !

  • SK 01

    SK 01

     21 days ago

    Why is nobody mentioning full independence for ireland (we only have partial as northern ireland is still part of the UK)

  • Freddrick son of Dermott

    Freddrick son of Dermott

     21 days ago

    It seems unfair to have missed Scottish independence claims off this list. We have already had one (unsuccessful) independence referendum and now with major support for the Scottish National Party (SNP) a second referendum will be proposed

  • metacosmos

    metacosmos

     21 days ago +1

    there are 100 regions in Europe eager to become a small independent country if they become richer with it.

  • Bao Party

    Bao Party

     21 days ago +15

    Title: “Who wants independence in Europe”
    Content: only talks about Western European countries.
    Slow clap. 👏

  • Anubhab Saha

    Anubhab Saha

     21 days ago +1

    Come on guys!! Can't live together due to two different languages and cultures living together. Look at us.
    I'm from India btw

  • indonesian cat holic

    indonesian cat holic

     21 days ago +1

    Regions use separatist threats just to gain more economic attention from the central government and gain more autonomy.

  • - N1gh7m4r3

    - N1gh7m4r3

     21 days ago

    Szekely never gonna be indipendent! Transylvania is fucking Romania! We should stop debating about this!