The Spanish Prime Minister ruled out the secession of Catalonia from a country
Moscow. 8 Oct. INTERFAX.RU Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Sunday said that the Spanish government will not allow the separation of Catalonia from the country and will do everything possible to maintain national unity.
“Spain will not disintegrate, and national unity will continue. We apply all the tools that gives us the law,” he said in an interview with the newspaper El Pais.
“We show that independence happened and I can say with absolute honesty that it will not be”, — added the Prime Minister.
While Rajoy called on Catalans to return to the legal field and noted that the issue of Catalonia has become a “battle for Europe”.
“This is a battle for Europe. In 2012, Spain led the fight for the Euro. And we, the Europeans won, the Prime Minister stressed. — Now there is a fight for European values, and we must win it”.
In addition, Rajoy recalled that the Spanish Constitution of 1978 provided the greatest in the entire history of country level government, and “it became a Pact between Spaniards, in which everything had to give way”.
October 1, Catalonia held a referendum on independence, which were actually broken by law enforcement authorities in Spain and was accompanied by mass unrest, which led to numerous victims. The constitutional court of Spain, declared the vote unconstitutional.
Madrid announced that he would not negotiate with Barcelona due to the fact that it considers the referendum illegitimate.