Scottish nationalists name new leader to maintain independence fightScotland`s ruling Scottish National Party (SNP) on Friday crowned a new leader to build on a surge of support following a defeat in September`s independence referendum that still looks set to result in greater autonomy.
Billed as a new chapter in Balkan history, the first visit by an Albanian leader to Serbia in 68 years descended on Monday into a public row between prime ministers over the independence of the majority-Albanian former Serbian province of Kosovo.
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, who announced his resignation after his Yes campaign`s defeat in the independence referendum Friday, has claimed that Scotland could declare itself independent without a referendum in the future, a media report said Monday.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said the issue of Scottish independence had been settled "for a generation" on Friday but pledged a swift constitutional shake-up after what he called "a clear vote" by Scots to stay part of the United Kingdom.
Catalonia`s president warned Wednesday it was "practically impossible" to stop the region voting on secession from Spain and predicted Scotland would stay in the European Union even if it chooses independence.