The European Commission, which declared the referendum in Catalonia unconstitutional, claims that the case of this Spanish province and of Kosovo and Metohija is "not comparable" because "Spain is a member state" of the European Union.
- When the recognition of Kosovo was in question, it was a very specific context. This position was adopted by various UN Declarations and various UN resolutions and the international community. A very specific context, with specific reasons - said European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas, but he did not explain what UN declarations and resolutions were, nor what were the "specificities" he mentioned.
The European Commission in the today's declaration states that taking into account the Spanish Constitution, yesterday's vote in Catalonia "was not legal".
- This is an internal question of Spain, which must be settled in accordance with the constitutional laws of Spain. We reiterate the position that this and the previous European Commission have had, that is, if this referendum was organized in accordance with the Spanish constitution, this meant that the departed territory would be found outside the EU - said Shinas in an attempt to explain the position of the European Commission.
- We invite all relevant players to move quickly from confrontation to dialogue. Violence can never be an instrument in politics. We believe Prime Minister Marian Raho's leadership will solve this complicated process in full respect of the Spanish constitution and the fundamental rights of citizens - they conclude in the European Commission.
They state in the seat of European Commission that the offices of the President of the commission Jean-Claude Juncker and Spanish Prime Minister Marian Rahoy were in constant contact during the weekend and that they will talk over the phone regarding the situation in Spain.
(Telegraf.co.uk / Tanjug)