Es­to­nian MP, un­like gov­ern­ment, sup­ports Cata­lan in­de­pen­dence

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The head of Es­to­nian op­po­si­tion par­lia­men­tary group of the Con­ser­va­tive Peo­ple’s Party of Es­to­nia, Martin Helme, has eval­u­ated that the Es­to­nian gov­ern­ment should not sup­port the EU’s of­fi­cial, based, ac­cord­ing to him on the hos­til­ity of an em­pire to­wards na­tional awak­en­ing and split­ting from a large ter­ri­tory.

«The de­ci­sion of the par­lia­ment of Cat­alo­nia to de­clare in­de­pen­dence changes the sit­u­a­tion fun­da­men­tally,» Helme said on so­cial me­dia. «But now it is clear that the Cata­lan lead­er­ship is un­equiv­o­cally com­mit­ted to in­de­pen­dence, and it’s equally clear that they have the un­wa­ver­ing sup­port for this of a big per­cent­age of the peo­ple.»

The MP eval­u­ated that no­body would be tak­ing sim­ply po­lit­i­cal steps in a sit­u­a­tion in which the Span­ish gov­ern­ment has threat­ened mem­bers of both the re­gional gov­ern­ment and the par­lia­ment with a 30-year jail term for trea­son and peo­ple are stand­ing face to face with blood­shed on the streets and se­ri­ous eco­nomic con­se­quences.

How­ever, Es­to­nian Prime Min­is­ter Jüri Ratas stated on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 27: «The ref­er­en­dum car­ried out in Spain’s au­tonomous re­gion Cat­alo­nia and the sub­se­quent dec­la­ra­tion of in­de­pen­dence are in­con­sis­tent with the Span­ish Con­sti­tu­tion. (..) The current prob­lem can only be solved by com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween Madrid and Barcelona, hope­fully only with by force of words and ar­gu­ments, as was said by Euro­pean Coun­cil Pres­i­dent Don­ald Tusk.»

AFP/SCANPIX

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