First independence. Then Brexit. Now Scotland's handling of the coronavirus outbreak has stirred up fresh tensions with the UK government, despite an initial unified approach.
The British prime minister Theresa May is trying to reach an agreement with the EU regarding the Brexit and the Irish border problem amid the resignation of three members of parliament from her Conservative Party.
Macedonia's government has vowed to push ahead with changing the country's name to appease Greece and build ties with the West, but opponents said low turnout made it illegitimate.
Leading Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage has walked back from his suggestions that Britain should hold a second referendum on EU membership.
Calls for a boycott of Catalan food, cars and other goods, to punish the region for its separatist push, are worrying businesses who fear the economy will suffer.
Italy's prime minister says that Rome is prepared to negotiate with two of its wealthiest regions "within the limits of the law", after voters supported autonomy.