European Parliament will hold a debate on the Catalonian referendum

Oct 02, 2017


At the opening of business in Strasbourg the European Parliament voted to add a debate on Catalonia and the attempted referendum on independence. As a group we remain concerned that the longer people are kept from expressing their will the worse the issue will get, whatever that may be. Speaking after vote, ECR co-chair Prof. Ryszard Legutko said:

“While we recognise that this is a constitutional issue for the Spanish to resolve internally, violence can never be the answer and we call for both sides to enter into dialogue with the aim of reaching a peaceful and lasting solution.”