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European People’s Party says Catalans ‘have not stopped defying the rule of law’

The EPP congress in Helsinki approves an emergency resolution stating “Catalan attempts at secession are contrary to law and democracy”

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07 November 2018 09:40 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

The European People Party’s (EPP) Congress approved on Wednesday a motion stating that since the December 21 snap elections, “secessionists in Catalonia have not stopped challenging and defying the rule of law, exacerbating tensions between the Spanish people who live in Catalonia, and dividing society in order to achieve their political goals.”

The motion, which was voted on in Helsinki, also claims that “Catalan attempts at secession are contrary to law and democracy” and warns that “secessionist actions generate political instability and uncertainty in countries, affecting their levels of economic growth, job creation, prosperity, coexistence, consensus, and their very future.”

Leader of the People’s Party in Spain Pablo Casado spoke at the conference in the northern country, where he defined the Catalan pro-independence movement as “totalitarianism of the 21st century.” On the subject, Casado further expressed that "nationalism hits our continent as it did in previous years, decades and centuries."

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  • PP leader Pablo Casado at the Spanish Congress on October 24 2018 (photo courtesy of Spanish Congress)

  • PP leader Pablo Casado at the Spanish Congress on October 24 2018 (photo courtesy of Spanish Congress)