“Stateless Nations regenerate Democracy” says François Alfonsi

News / 23.10.14

François Alfonsi, President of EFA, gave a speech at the “The Right to Decide” conference organised in Barcelona by the Centre Maurits Coppieters  and the Fundació Josep Irla. In view of the upcoming vote (technically a “participatory process”) on the independence of Catalonia and the referendum in Scotland, he underlined how important is that Democracy could spread not only in Catalunya but also all over Europe.

Opposing the notion of “Nationalism” in the classic sense, he believes it is essential to show that “Stateless Nations regenerate the political life” thus “regenerating Democracy at the national level means also to regenerate the political life of the European Union”.