THE CATALAN : OLD CATALONIA ONCE AGAIN UNITED BEYOND FRANCE & SPAIN’S ROYAL & POLITICAL ’BORDER’ BY ECJ IN EU, WHILE ITALIAN SANDRO GOZI PROMOTES TRANSNATIONAL/PAN-EUROPEAN POLITICAL PARTIES (06.12.2017)
In a sense while France and Spain and those who live in what is now called Catalonia may argue over the particular form their administrative governance takes, the Catalonia of old is really once again united.
... once an exile, twice an exile from a long line of exiles...
The old Catalonia that is and was divided by the royalty and politics of France and Spain is at the same time now also united under the broad brush strokes of the ’regulatory alignment’ of the ECJ in the European Union.
The idea there is a border dividing Catalonia between France and Spain does not always have to be anything more than even a word on a sign.
The reality that what was once Catalonia still does exist in more than one recognized form across borders or jurisdictions reflects the true tapestry of life that goes beyond whatever form of administrative governance there is at any time.
I might (for example) prefer the border to be moved 35 miles south, but that would only be for purely personal reasons, that someone else would have a different reason for not wanting, where neither argument is necessarily more or less valid than the other.
Wherever the border is, Catalonia and its culture does still really exist on both sides of the border.
In the European Union, the proposal to look into transnational/pan-european political parties is at least in theory a hugely significant possible development, if it goes beyond a simple re-branding of the current national groupings of MEP’s which would be a waste of everyone’s time.
Any truly pan-European Union political parties would bring a very much needed additional constructive and progressive dimension into the political sphere.
Neither people’s identities or lives are fixed in the politics of tick a box from whatever happens to be served up at any given election.
There should always be space in the European Union for national and pan-european political parties, because rather than either being considered superior or whatever to the other, they should both complement each other in providing effective administrative governance for the public.