Better off on their own? Economic aspects of regional autonomy and independence movements in Europe

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Europe – autonomy movements focused in prosperous regions (DB Research)

It is striking that there are very persistent regional income disparities within the countries examined. Most of the regions that have a high per capita income in relation to the rest of the country have ranked at the top or at least near the top of the standings for decades. This aspect might have reduced acceptance of the idea of horizontal redistribution between regions.