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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 Constitution by the Spanish government.
Involvement in internal affairs of a country is never a good idea.
Catalonia has repeatedly broken Spain's highest law (Spanish Costitution). If EU supports Catalonia's claims, it would mean denying the validity of the Spanish Constitution.
The EU has an obligation to enforce the Constitution of Spain, above and foremost, because the Constitution of Spain is part of EU law.
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.