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Should the European Union intervene in the political conflict in Catalonia?
A political intervention by the EU would be viewed as an imposition against the sovereignty of a member state.
Involvement in internal affairs of a country is never a good idea.
The EU inherently requires less autonomy from its member states but its reach should and has limitations.
Interventionism is a form of paternalism. Spain and Catalonia should solve their differences together.
The EU has an obligation to enforce the Constitution of Spain, above and foremost, because the Constitution of Spain is part of EU law.
Europe should never meddle in internal political affairs. It is because it does so that
is growing. People want their country to be able to say no to European politics without paying consequences.
Paying debt before health and education
wasn't seen as an imposition. Yet they reformed the constitution falling to external pressure, bailout threat more than anything.
As an international body, the EU has the responsibility to seek the application of international law - which protects the right to self-determinism. Infringements of international law supersede domestic law.