Juncker rules out EU mediation in Catalan dispute

EU Commission chief says they cannot mediate if only invited to do so by one side 

Juncker rules out EU mediation in Catalan dispute

World Bulletin / News Desk

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday ruled out EU mediation in the Catalan question.

Speaking at the Luxemburg University Juncker said the EU could not mediate if only one side in the conflict asked it to do so.

Juncker also said he was "very worried" about other separatist movements which could be encouraged by the Catalan push for independence.

"If Catalonia becomes independent, others will do the same... I would not like the EU to be made up of 100 states within 15 years," he added.

The European Commission earlier voiced for full respect for Spain's constitutional order, ruling out any unilateral declaration of Catalan independence.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Ekim 2017, 14:31