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Should the European Union intervene in the political conflict in Catalonia?
The EU is too preoccupied by the Brexit talks to devote valuable attention to any form of mediation.
Not paying attention to the Catalan issue, may trigger the risk of a Catalanexit. The EU should work in prevention, instead of dealing with the consequences afterward.
The EU is a large organisation, they could at least send a mid-level diplomat to facilitate future talks.
The issues around Scottish independence, the Scottish government's support for Catalan's right to self determination, and its anti-Brexit stance means that the Catalan situation is relevant to the Brexit discussion and one that they will need to consider as part of the negotiation rubric.
Brexit is a far greater issue for the UK than it is for the EU. Although it's provoked much discussion about the future of the Union, it isn't tying up nearly as great a proportion of the EU's resources as it is the UK's.
The EU have already held a debate on the Catalan question, and there are Catalan and Spanish MEPs in Brussels, who have a vested interest in the debate. The organisation is more than big enough to think of Brexit, and Catalonia, at the same time.