The European pro-independence movements, between dreams and reality


It has become indisputable that increasing numbers of common citizens are perceiving the European Union as an empty institution and absolutely far away from the real needs and expectations. Consequently, we certainly can’t be surprised at how a large number of pro-independence movements is gaining strength, all over the entire European continent.

Overall, the various identifying political movements express regional, micro-nationalist petitions, as well as autonomist, secessionist and pro-independence ones. Basically, you certainly have to remember how the History of events and wars, following treaties, has gone on to shape an infinity of Countries that, in a nutshell, have seen their own traditions and roots – or rather, their very identity – reshaped.

As a result, it would be fairly erroneous to underestimate the European pro-independence movements divided between those who can be considered as two opposite extremes, or rather autonomism and pro-independence.

The Old Continent, generally speaking, has been strongly shaken by the pro-independence wind. However, what hits the hardest is that while, as far as separatist movements or pro-independence movements are concerned — for example, Northern Ireland, the Netherlands, The Basque Countries, Corsica, Scotland, Catalonia  — ample space is given, both on the TV as well as the printed paper, very little is said regarding Sicily. In fact, ample space is given even to less known positions such as Occitan, the Flemish, Bavaria, but almost nothing is said about Sicily.

Even the Italian news deals with Veneto, Lombardy, Southern Tyrol and Sardinia, completely forgetting about Sicily.

The Unrepresented United Nations (UUN) hope that the European States respect the right to self-determination of the Peoples.