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Catalan government delegate asks EU for 'collaboration'

Meritxell Serret asks institutions in Brussels to help find a "democratic way out of the Catalan conflict"

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01 October 2018 06:17 PM

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ACN | Brussels

Meritxell Serret asked the European Union for "collaboration" in finding a "democratic way out to the Catalan conflict."

Serret, now the Catalan government delegate in Brussels and previous agriculture minister, urged the institutions for collaboration at an exhibit dedicated to the referendum in Belgium, few meters away from the European Commission.

Holding the exhibition "in front of the EU," maintained Serret speaking to the press on October 1 a year after the referendum on independence and police violence, "is a sort of request, so that today more than ever we defend and validate the founding values of the EU." Serret herself is in exile in Belgium after a declaration of independence following the Octover 1 vote. 

Serret sees advancement

The government delegate had positive things to say, however, about the current situation. "I think that we're advancing in a way that corresponds with finding this democratic solution that all citizens want," explained the politician.

The former minister further said, speaking of steps forward that "Sánchez's new government is already moving into this space." This space, she explained, is one they have "always asked for: one of dialogue, negotiation, respect of all the political projects and which we legitimately have the right to defend." 

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  • Catalan government delegate Meritxell Serret speaks to the press in Belgium on October 1 2018 (by Blanca Blay)

  • Catalan government delegate Meritxell Serret speaks to the press in Belgium on October 1 2018 (by Blanca Blay)