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‘EVERY EU country has a Catalonia problem’ Commentator takes massive swipe at Brussels

A COMMENTATOR claimed that every country in the EU has a Catalonia problem of its own, amid warnings the crisis could have a ripple effect and shatter the European Union.

A correspondent for Haaretz newspaper Dov Alfon hinted that ’s “full-blown crisis” could act as an incentive for more regions of EU countries to push for independence causing a major headache for the European Union.Mr Alfon told France 24: “Look upon the velocity by which EU leaders suddenly said we are behind Spain.

“All the EU countries have a Catalonia problem of their own. And nobody needs a full-blown crisis in Spain.”

“North Italy, for example, is really a big problem.”

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Journalist warned that every “EU country has a Catalonia problem of their own”


 residents took to the streets on Friday as the Catalan regional government voted for independence from Spain.But Catalonia was stripped of its autonomy as a result and Madrid dismissed the president of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont.

In response to the independence declaration, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said: “Spain is a serious country, a great nation, and we are not going to watch while a few individuals try to liquidate our constitution.”

French President  announced that Mr Rajoy had his “full support”.

Amid the crumbling  crisis, regions that could be next to seek independence include Brittany in France, Basque County in Spain, Flanders in Belgium and Sicily in Italy.President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker admitted “more cracks” are appearing in the .

Mr Juncker said: “We shouldn’t insert ourselves into what is an internal debate for Spain, but I wouldn’t want the European Union to consist of 95 member states in the future.”

Under European Union rules, if  were to get independence they may not remain a member of the European Union

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/873020/Catalonia-News-Spain-Barcelona-Madrid-European-Union-Countries-Independence

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