/Rajoy warns France, Italy to be careful for independence actions

Rajoy warns France, Italy to be careful for independence actions

Spanish Prime minister Mariano Rajoy | Oscar Del Pozo/AFP through Getty Pictures

Spanish prime minister thanks European nations for supporting his battle with Catalonia.

Stopping independence actions throughout Europe is likely one of the biggest challenges dealing with the EU, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy mentioned.

Based on El País, Rajoy defended the technique he utilized in Catalonia and warned of separatist actions in Italy (Tyrol) and France (Corsica) throughout a closed-door speech to members of the conservative European Folks’s Get together in Valencia on Thursday.

“Now we have some ghosts of the previous that return, like exclusionary nationalism, a model of populism that in Spain, however not solely in Spain, we all know nicely,” mentioned the Spanish prime minister.

“In mild of the unlawful secessionism conflict, we’re grateful for the help we had from all European international locations and from all of the democracies of the world. I wish to thanks on your protection of the regulation and democracy,” he added.

Additionally current on the assembly, El País reported, was the president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, who mentioned “it is very important defend the unity of the nation, the European homeland, the homeland of Spain, the homeland of Italy.”