France Says Won't Recognize France Catalonia's Unilateral Secession from Spain
10 October, 2017, 00:42 | Author: Irene Delgado
Catalan officials say people voted overwhelmingly for secession.
In Madrid, protesters wore stickers that read: "Catalonia, we love you". It would deprive Spain of a fifth of its economic output and more than a quarter of its exports. The majority of the region's unionists boycotted the October 1 referendum, which was banned by Madrid and disrupted by a violent police crackdown.
The European Union had not released their statement regarding the issue and also did not show any interest with Catalonia's independence from Spain despite Puigdemont's appeal for Brussels to step in to solve the crisis.
Catalan leaders say they want to remain part of the European Union, but Brussels says that an independent Catalonia would automatically be out and have to reapply to join.
Spanish bonds today fell to a one-week low as markets priced in heightened hopes that Catalonia will backtrack on declaring independence from Spain. "They were putting it in Spanish banks".
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy could suspend the existing autonomous status that Catalonia enjoys under the country's system of regional governments. However, Catalans have always been calling for more say in spending, higher status for their language and recognition that they are a nation distinct from Spain, BBC writes.
Catalan leaders have said they will implement the result of that ballot, which saw 90.18% support for breaking away among the almost 2.3 million people who voted. Turn-out for the referendum was 43 percent. "As the leader of a council who believes strongly in democracy and is responsible for maintaining the electoral system in Gwynedd, I send a message to Catalonia to express our support and admiration for their courage in facing the wrath of Spain's unjust government". A month ago, a million people rallied in the city to support independence.
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The Catalan President stopped short of declaring independence from Spain Monday - a move that would further deepen the crisis. In response, King Felipe VI accused Catalan leaders of shattering democratic principles and dividing society.
European Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, asked about the economic impact of the Catalan debate, said the Spanish constitutional order must be respected.
Republican Catalan Left (Esquerra, ERC) MP Joan Tardà tweeted: "Yes, Pablo Casado, we know how our President Companys ended up, shot by the army".
Salellas says that Tuesday's parliamentary session in Barcelona will be an "act of sovereignty" in which "a political subject called Catalonia decides to self-determine and declare itself a republic".
"The declaration of independence, that we don't call a "unilateral" declaration of independence, is foreseen in the referendum law as an application of the results".
Puigdemont may push for a unilateral declaration of independence in defiance of Madrid.
Some executives aren't waiting to see what happens next, and have protectively moved their headquarters out of Catalonia. "We will prevent this independence from taking place".
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