Friday, 23 February, 2018

Catalonia finds no friends among European Union leaders

Spain moves to suspend Catalan autonomy 1000s take part in solidarity vigil for jailed Catalan leaders
Sammy Stanley | 20 October, 2017, 09:03

Spain replied that the government would hold the special Cabinet meeting and "approve the measures that will be sent to the Senate to protect the general interest of all Spaniards". He acted after Carles Puigdemont, the Catalonian leader, dodged a second deadline from Madrid to withdraw his declaration of independence.

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont failed to give a clear answer to the Spanish government on whether he had declared independence on October 10, before the government deadline of 10:00 a.m. (0800 GMT) on Thursday expired.

On October 1, more than 90 percent of Catalan voters cast ballots in favor of secession.

"We hope that there will be solutions that can be found on the basis of the Spanish constitution", she said.

The crisis has caused widespread uncertainty in Catalonia, a wealthy region in Spain's northeast, and prompted some companies to move their legal headquarters to other parts of Spain. This action, if carried out, would de facto "illegalize" the presently elected Catalan autonomous government and place all of its critical authorities under the Spanish central government's authority.

Tusk said he was in "permanent contact" with Rajoy but European Union sources said the Spanish premier did not raise the Catalan issue during afternoon talks in Brussels.

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Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel reiterated the oft-rehearsed European line that the crisis in Catalonia was an internal matter for Madrid.

Carles Riera, a lawmaker from the pro-independence CUP party whose 10 deputies are vital to Puigdemont's coalition, said dialogue with the Spanish state now looked impossible, and called on the leader to formalise a declaration of independence.

The measure falls under Article 155 of Spain's 1978 Constitution, but has never been used in the four decades since democracy was restored at the end of Gen. Francisco Franco's dictatorship. After the vote, Mr. Puigdemont issued a nebulous statement about suspending independence to make room for "dialogue" and later called for worldwide mediation.

A Spanish government official said the letter didn't answer the call for Puigdemont to clarify whether Puigdemont had already declared independence.

"The Catalan problem is above all a Spanish problem, it must be resolved in Spain." he said.

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