The EU’s most senior attributed warned that “more cracks” were emerging in the bloc roughly Friday after the Catalan parliament confirmed independence from Spain, plunging the country into political and economic turmoil.
Madrid quickly responded to the vote by dissolving the Catalan parliament and dismissing Carles Puigdemont as president of Catalonia and his entire running.
Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, announced that regional elections would be held in December and said the unprecedented capture of imposing adopt believe to be on the subject of the regional was needed to “recover normality”.
The national police may be deployed to bring Catalonia out cold Madrid’s run.
The shock decision to evaluate independence poses potentially the greatest threat to the EU’s agreement past Brexit, and is likely to fuel fusion for separatist movements in Ireland, Scotland and the Basque Country.
“[The EU] doesn’t need a new cracks, more splits … we shouldn’t adjoin ourselves into what is an internal debate for Spain, but I wouldn’t deficiency the European Union to consist of 95 promoter states in the unfriendly,” warned Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, concerning Friday evening.
The crisis marks the first times that a region within an EU follower divulge has discontinuous away from the bloc, even though movements demanding more independence exist in several countries.
Catalans cheered, hugged and drank Cava
Thousands of benefit-independence activists clapped and cheered in the streets of Barcelona as the votes were counted, previously breaking into a spontaneous rendition of Catalonia’s regional anthem.Many drank from bottles of Cava, a radiant wine produced in Catalonia, as they waved the region’s red-and-ocher flag and hugged each auxiliary.But in Madrid, the senate reacted by granting sweeping powers to Mr Rajoy which will make known yes him to impose lecture to find beyond the rogue region.I have dissolved the parliament of Catalonia and in this area December 21 there will be elections in that region, he said.I have chosen to call those pardon, fair and real elections to rearrange democracy. We never wanted to admit this business.
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