EU's stance on Hong Kong must be same on Catalonia, says delegate in Brussels
Meritxell Serret: "Europe has to work for a peaceful and democratic solution, which puts an end to repression"
Catalonia's government delegate in Brussels, Meritxell Serret, urges the EU to be "consistent" when dealing with the Catalan independence issue.
Talking to the Catalan News Agency (ACN), she compares the Union's stance on Hong Kong with their position on Catalonia.
"We urge the EU to be consistent and what they declare for other conflicts, like Hong Kong, they apply it also inside Europe. And for the Catalan issue, they have to work for a peaceful and democratic solution, which puts an end to repression against the pro-independence ideology," says Serret.
"Repression cannot go on," she asks asking for "help" to Europe. Serret herself was a Catalan minister during the 2017 independence push and went in exile after the declaration of independence.
Third European arrest warrant
In the near future, Serret, along with other ministers and the former president Carles Puigdemont, are likely to face a third extradition request by Spain after two failed attempts.
The Spanish Supreme Court might launch a European arrest warrant as soon as the verdict on the leaders who stayed in Catalonia is out in the coming days.