TEHRAN (defapress) - The European Parliament's president says no one will ever recognize Catalonia as an independent country.
News ID: 66746
Publish Date: 29October 2017 - 16:26
Antonio Tajani says Catalonia's independence referendum was
illegal and state of law should be restored. He also spoke against EU
mediation, saying the crisis is an internal Spanish issue, AP reported.
Catalonia's separatist leader on Saturday called on Catalans
to peacefully oppose Spain's takeover.
The European Parliament's president says that Spain's
decision to call a new election in Catalonia after the region's unilateral
declaration of independence "was the right thing to do."
Antonio Tajani spoke to reporters Saturday while leaving the
Vatican after a forum on Europe's future.
Tajani said that Europe's position is very clear: "No
one will ever recognize Catalonia as an independent country. The referendum was
illegal ... The state of law should be restored."
He said that the election will allow Catalans to
"decide what kind of government they want to have. All should happen
according to the Spanish Constitution."
Tajani added that Europe hopes that dialogue can help
resolve the "difficult situation," adding "this does not mean that
European Union could mediate, because it is a Spanish internal issue."