The EC urged Catalonia to obey the constitutional norms of Spain

© RIA Novosti / Elena Shesternina in fotoannunci action on the streets of Barcelona in support of the referendum for independence and the secession of Catalonia from Spain. 12 September 2017The EC urged Catalonia to obey the constitutional norms of Spain© RIA Novosti / Elena Shesternina the image Bank

The European Commission in connection with the plans to hold «independence referendum» in Catalonia encourages all parties in the political process to abide by the constitutional norms of the member countries of the European Union, said the first Vice-President of the Commission Frans Timmermans.

On Thursday, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker did not rule out the possibility of membership of Catalonia in the European Union. However, he noted that Catalonia will have to go through the process of joining the EU, like other States that joined the Union after 2004.

«Like its predecessors, (Jose Manuel) Barroso and (Romano) Prodi, he clearly said that we adhere to existing in Spain the constitutional system and in this regard comply with the Spanish Constitution. This is a question for the members, but in terms of relations with the EU, the principle of the rule of law suggests that all parties (process) in any member state must observe the constitutional order of their country,» said Timmermans, commenting at the request of the journalists the statement of Juncker.

«We are required to abide by the Constitution of our member countries. If in the framework of this Constitution, the member countries created new realities, they will become a reality and for the European Commission, and we will act on this basis», — said the first Deputy Chairman of the EC.

The government of Catalonia is going to hold the 1st of October, the so-called «referendum on independence», which does not recognize the Spanish government. Spain’s constitutional court suspended all documents regarding the vote taken last week by Generalitat and the Catalan Parliament. Thus, all further actions of the Catalan authorities on the preparation of the referendum illegal.

The EC urged Catalonia to obey the constitutional norms of Spain© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in fotoreceptori Madrid and Barcelona