The European People’s Party (EPP) have held a congress in Madrid these days and they have signed a resolution on the states’ territorial integrity where you can read that “nobody is above the law”. Does it ring a bell?
Spain’s Partido Popular (PP) continues its international campaign against Catalonia’s independence process with the intention that we will abandon all hope. The text laments that “Europe is facing extremism, intolerance and nationalism”. Is it a reference to Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán, who attended the meeting? O Germany’s Pegida? Nope. It is a reference to a European region that has suggested resolving its conflict at the polls and has channelled this intent peacefully.
They are old European democrats and they could have agreed on a declaration in support of dialogue; but, instead, they can only talk about the law. So, who is being extremist, intolerant and nationalistic, here?
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