Breakaway groups in Spain, Scotland, Italy and other nations have strengthened their call for independence as Europe’s economies continue to suffer.
Belgium A New Flemish Alliance party supporter waves a Flemish flag at the townhall in Antwerp after local elections on Oct. 14. Flemish nationalist leader Bart De Wever scored a breakthrough electoral win and immediately called on Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo to radically reshape the federal state. Hailing a "historic" victory in Antwerp City Hall after his opponent conceded defeat before the results were all in, De Wever said Di Rupo and his federal coalition partners should "assume your responsibility."Dirk Waem/AFP/Getty Images