Mudcat Café message #3885125 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162903   Message #3885125
Posted By: Iains
27-Oct-17 - 02:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: Catalonia: pros and cons of separation
Subject: RE: BS: Catalonia: pros and cons of separation
"?For the European Commission", as President Juncker has reiterated repeatedly,2 this is an internal matter for Spain that has to be dealt with in line with the constitutional order of Spain."

?We also reiterate the legal position held by this Commission as well as by its predecessors. If a referendum were to be organised in line with the Spanish Constitution it would mean that the territory leaving would find itself outside of the European Union.

Beyond the purely legal aspects of this matter, the Commission believes that these are times for unity and stability, not divisiveness and fragmentation.
We call on all relevant players to now move very swiftly from confrontation to dialogue."