Àlex Calvo: ‘Spain will be strongly, very strongly, tempted to resort to force against Catalonia’


The last few days have seen strong tensions between the Mossos d’Esquadra, Catalonia’s national police force, and Alicia Sanchez-Camacho, the leader of Spanish ruling party PP’s Catalan branch. Claiming she no longer trusted them, the Loyalist politician announced that she was renouncing her protective detail, asking instead Spain’s national police to provide a replacement. She also accused the director general of the Mossos of interfering in the investigation over private security firm Metodo 3. We asked Alex Calvo, international relations professor at European University, his views on what was going on. (read more)