Austin Holzer

23 Flips | 3 Magazines | 5 Likes | @AustinHolzer | Keep up with Austin Holzer on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Austin Holzer”

Carles Puigdemont 'turns himself in' to Belgian police

Ousted president of Catalonia and four former ministers await decision on extradition to Spain after 10-hour hearing<p>A Belgian judge has released the ousted Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, and four of his ministers on bail after a hearing lasting more than 10 hours.<p>Puigdemont, who faces charges …

Europe

We’re Blindly Picking Between Political Poisons

"The state of the Republicans is particularly parlous," <i>The Economist</i> noted last year, before our country's political fissures further deepened and …

Political Science

Spain enforces direct rule in Catalonia, public servants ignore calls for civil disobedience

Catalonia’s sacked President Carles Puigdemont is believed to be in Belgium, where human rights lawyer Paul Bekaert announced his decision to …

Spanish prosecutor accuses sacked Catalan leader of rebellion

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s state prosecutor accused sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Monday of rebellion and sedition as the former regional president traveled to Belgium with other members of his ousted administration and hired a lawyer there.<p>As Madrid began direct rule of …

Europe

Israel refuses to support Spain against Catalan independence

Breaking with the stance of other Western countries, Israel decided on Monday not to express an official opinion on the issue of Catalan independence …

How to Get Refuge in Belgium: A Guide for Separatists on the Run

What a difference a week makes.<p>On Oct. 27, Carles Puigdemont defied the world as the Catalan parliament proclaimed the birth of Europe’s newest …

4 Leadership Lessons You Should Learn Early

You never really know the type of leader you need to be. You may have an idea of how you <i>want</i> to lead in certain circumstances but as situations change and reality unfolds, you begin to see that who you aspired to be and what you hoped to do don’t actually fit.<p><i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>Leadership challenges …

Leadership

Spanish envoy: Catalan leader out of a job "no matter what"

MADRID (AP) — Catalonia's deposed leader is now out of a job "no matter what he says" but could run in December's early regional election if he …

Europe

The Latest: Spanish PM praises pro-union rally in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local):<p>7 p.m.<p>Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has voiced …

Europe

The 1 Thing Every Great Leader Does, Each and Every Day | Inc.com

Granted, every CEO is ultimately measured by his or her ability to increase compass earnings, profits, and stock values. Everything else -- crafting bold visions, building a vibrant corporate culture, striving to make a difference in the community, etc. -- is, depending on your point of view, …

Leadership

Spain Catalonia: Foreign minister denies 'coup' by Madrid

<b>The Spanish Foreign Minister, Alfonso Dastis, has denied that his government's move to reassert control over Catalonia amounts to a "coup".</b><p>The speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell, called measures announced by the government on Saturday a "de facto coup d'état".<p>"If anyone has …

Europe

5 living ex-presidents attend Texas hurricane relief concert

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.<p>Democrats Barack Obama, …

George W. Bush

Spain Takes Control of Catalonia, Pushing a Crisis Into Higher Gear

Carles Puigdemont woke up this Saturday morning as president of Catalonia, but by lunchtime, he was out of a job. For the first time in its nearly 40 …

Spain ready to revoke Catalan autonomy amid independence bid

Trump administration moves to ban funds to clinics that perform abortions<p>WH: School safety commission 'activated' in wake of Texas school …

Donald Trump

The Latest: Catalan official rules out holding new election

The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local):<p>2 p.m.<p>A top Catalan official is ruling out the possibility of holding a new election as a way out of the region's political impasse with Spain.<p>Raul Romeva told reporters in Brussels on Wednesday that Catalonia's Oct. 1 secession …

Europe

Catalonia doesn't matter for capital markets in Europe: Pro

Beat Wittmann, co-founder, partner and chairman for Porta Advisors, speaks about the Catalan independence movement.

Capital Markets

Madrid jails Catalan separatist leaders pending investigation

Spain has signalled a hardening line over Catalonia with the High Court jailing the leaders of two of the largest separatist organisations in a move seen as taking Madrid closer to imposing central rule over Catalonia.<p>In the first imprisonment of senior secessionist figures since Catalonia’s 1 …

Europe

Spain Rejects Catalan Reply, Paving Way for Suspending Self-Rule

Spain rejected Catalan President Carles Puigdemont’s response to demands he clarify his position on independence, clearing the path for the …

Consulta la carta de Puigdemont a Rajoy y la carta de respuesta de Rajoy a Puigdemont

La misiva de la Generalitat ha llegado esta mañana a La Moncloa y el Ejecutivo central ha respondido también por escrito<p><b>Carles Puigdemont</b>, presidente …