The President of the Generalitat (government) of Catalonia Carles Putteman said that he was disappointed by the silence of the EU about the violations of civil rights in connection with the referendum on independence for the region. He said this in an interview with Ara.
According to him, «the EU has neglected its responsibility». Pujdeme added that «the EU, which is bold in the implementation of the moralistic speeches relative to other places on the planet, could have something to say.»
The Prime Minister of Catalonia stressed that in this sense he was «very disappointed.»
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. Catalonia urged the EU to intervene in the situation with the referendum on independence for the region.
On 23 September the Supreme court of Catalonia adopted a resolution on blocking more than 140 sites containing information on holding a referendum on independence.
September 28, the Civil guard of Spain seized in a warehouse in Igualada (Barcelona province) from 2.5 to 3 million ballots for the referendum on the independence of Catalonia.
The Prime Minister of Catalonia on the referendum: the EU has neglected its responsibility 30.09.2017