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Statement on the events in Catalonia, Brussels, 2 October 2017
Under the Spanish Constitution, yesterday's vote in Catalonia was not legal. For the European Commission, as President Juncker has reiterated repeatedly, this is an internal matter for Spain that has to be dealt with in line with the constitutional order of Spain....

Sovereignty of the member-states prevails.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 2nd, 2017 at 06:31:03 PM EST
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"The question every citizen of Serbia has for the European Union today is: How come that in the case of Catalonia the referendum on independence is not valid, while in the case of Kosovo secession is allowed even without a referendum," B92 quoted Vucic as saying during a news conference.

"How did you proclaim the secession of Kosovo to be legal, even without a referendum, and how did 22 European Union countries legalize this secession, while destroying European law and the foundations of European law, on which the European policy and EU policy are based?"

No, I don't expect Juncker to answer.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Oct 2nd, 2017 at 07:24:58 PM EST
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"Because shut up," he kindly explained.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Mon Oct 2nd, 2017 at 07:33:59 PM EST
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A good point; let's hope Catalonia doesn't descent into civil war and ethnic cleansing like it happened in Kosovo 18 years ago.
by Bernard on Mon Oct 2nd, 2017 at 08:37:34 PM EST
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A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Oct 3rd, 2017 at 01:58:28 AM EST
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Against NATO. Which has a significant overlap with the EU.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Oct 3rd, 2017 at 06:51:10 AM EST
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