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President of European Parliament calls vote on Catalonia’s independence unlawful
11:29, 28 October 2017
President of European Parliament calls vote on Catalonia’s independence unlawful

Antonio Tajani says the law must be reestablished

11:29, 28 October 2017

El Mundo

President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani said that the declaration of independence adopted by the Parliament of Catalonia is a breach of the rule of law, the Spanish Constitution, and the Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia, which are part of the EU’s legal framework, according to his statement published on the website of the European Parliament.

Related: Spanish government dismisses government of Catalonia

“No one in the European Union will recognize this declaration. More than ever, it is necessary to re-establish legality as a basis for dialogue and to guarantee the freedoms and rights of all Catalan citizens,” he emphasized.

Catalonia proclaimed the independence on October 27. However, the Spanish Senate stopped the autonomy of Catalonia.

Related: Ukraine does not recognize independence of Catalonia

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