Senior regional official says the EU will lose credibility if it allows Spain impose direct rule on Catalonia
Oct 23, 2017 Politics 0 1913 By Sharon Ayomide
- Senior regional official says the EU will lose credibility if it allows Spain impose direct rule on Catalonia.
- Catalans and Catalan institutions will not comply with Spanish rule.
- Spain awaiting permission from parliament to activate Article 155 on Catalonia.
A senior Catalan official has criticised the European Union for their silence over Spain's threat to impose direct rule on Catalonia.
comments were made by Catalonia Foreign affairs spokesman Paul Romeva in a recent interview wheere he also suggested that only the Catalan people have the right to change the regional institutions.
“How can the European Union live with that situation if it appears?” Raul Romeva told BBC radio, when asked how the Catalan regional government would prevent the Spanish government from re-imposing direct rule.
“How can they be credible if they allow this to happen? Because what I can tell you is that the people and the institutions in Catalonia would not let this happen.”
Meanwhile, Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy last week requested permission from Spain's parliament to active article 155 which would allow Spain to directly rule over Catalonia.