Catalonia urged the EU to intervene in the situation with the referendum on independence for the region

The European Union should call on Spain to allow a referendum on Catalan independence. This was stated by the representative of the region Raul Romeva at a briefing in Brussels, reports Reuters.

According to him, in connection with the prohibition of the referendum in Spain «violated civil rights and undermined the quality of democracy.»

The Parliament of Catalonia on 6 September adopted the law on the conduct of the 1 October of the referendum, which made the question: «do you Want Catalonia was an independent state in the form of Republic?» The Spanish government said the referendum would be unconstitutional, and threatened the organizers with prosecution.

The extraordinary plenary session of the constitutional court of Spain on 7 September suspended adopted by the Parliament of Catalonia of the law.

On September 12 the Spanish Prosecutor’s office ordered the police to confiscate the ballot boxes and campaign associated with the referendum in Catalonia.

The European Commission has stated that it is necessary to respect the Spanish Constitution.

Reuters reported earlier that Spanish law enforcement authorities will control all the polling booths, deployed on the eve of the referendum on the independence of Catalonia. In office of public Prosecutor of Spain has announced that it will record the names of everyone who will Express desire on 1 October to take part in the referendum.




Catalonia urged the EU to intervene in the situation with the referendum on independence for the region 28.09.2017

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