Europe starts at the Pyrenees

Dear Sir,

Over the last few years, we have not ceased to hear the following statement from the Spanish authorities: "Catalan sovereignty wants to build new States and borders at a time when integration processes in supranational structures, such as the European Union in particular, are a sign of time". 

It is overwhelming to compare these statements with the reality of the Spanish state and its power structures, which denies UN reports on Catalan political prisoners, or none of the decisions taken by across the border jurisdictional bodies, which calls into question the Spanish national justice. The last case has been the decision by the Spanish Supreme Court to deny Oriol Junqueras the right to be a parliamentarian. In order to accede to this status, three requirements were necessary: to be chosen by the citizens, to swear or promise the Constitution of the corresponding State and to take possession of the act of MP (member of the European Paliament).

From the very moment that the accused left Spanish territory to take the act of European MP who, with all rights intact, had won democratically. Notice that the danger is not that he would cease to be subject to judicial control, but that this justice would be dictated within the framework of the European Union.

The rhetorical recourse to the European Union has been a bold argument against Catalan independence. But when it has to become effective, it is the Spanish state that sets it apart.

Yours etc

Manuel Pérez Nespereira

23-09-2019 PANORAMAdailyGIBRALTAR