Some of these are well known like those in the Basque Country, Catalonia and Flanders. Others are much more surprising -- for example, hands up if you really knew about the Venetian and Bavarian independence movements?
The 2013 World Food Prize credits Monsanto in the fight against hunger through sustainable agriculture -- yet there is a disconnect between the spirit of the prize and the U.S. agrochemical giant's actual practices.
After 43 years of terror and 829 murders, Basque terrorist group ETA announced "the definitive cease to armed activity" October 20, exactly one month before the general election. This will thus be a campaign without ETA, the first ever since democracy was restored in Spain.