Juncker said he did not want the independence of Catalonia

Juncker is concerned about separatist sentiments in Europe

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The head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said that he does not want the independence of Catalonia, as it can serve as an example for other regions of the European Union. He stated this on Friday, October 13, speaking at the University of Luxembourg, according to Reuters.

Juncker stressed that he is concerned about separatist tendencies in Europe.

European Commission President added that Brussels cannot be a mediator in the negotiations of Madrid and Barcelona as the Spanish government, as requested by only one party.

On October 10, the deputies of the Catalan Parliament adopted a document on the independence of Catalonia. The text says that the authorities of Catalonia shall establish “the Catalan Republic as an independent and sovereign state”. Among the signatories was the President of the Generalitat (government) of Catalonia Carles Pujdeme.

At the same time, he said, that although Catalonia and won the right to independence, the formal Declaration of secession of the region from Spain should be postponed for a few weeks.

The Supreme court of Catalonia said today that the Declaration of independence of the region has no legal force.

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