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Should the European Union intervene in the political conflict in Catalonia?
The Catalan people deserve to be heard and acknowledged.
Spain has misused the country's institutions, such as the police forces or the law courts, render them useless to help solve the issue democratically. Therefore, the topic needs to be escalated.
EU should intervene so that a just referendum is made in Catalonia and in all Spain.
80 to 85% of Catalans
would like to vote on an independence referendum.
For this purpose, there are the
autonomic (regional) elections
, the only legal ones to date.
The “Catalan people” is not one homogeneous body, even under pro-independence propaganda by separatists parties, supporters represent are about the
The EU should not directly intervene in the Catalonian crisis but instead promote a free and fair referendum.
Catalan people has democratically elected representatives in the Catalonian Parliament, in the Spanish Parliament and in the European Parliament. All these democratically elected representatives are well heard and acknowledged.
It would, indeed be in the EU's best interest that Catalans be heard and acknowledged if Spain was a tyranny (for example, a dictatorship, fascist, communist, neither, or both). However, Spain is a democracy where everyone can speak and be heard.