7 international opinions on Catalonia’s right to decide

Barroso, President of the European Commission, September 12th, 2013:

“We need a request from an EU member state to discuss Internal Enlargement”

Source: Ideas for Europe 


Louis Susman, former US ambassador to UK, February 21st, 2013:

“If Catalonia lefts Spain, we’d have to figure out how to work with it”

Source: BBC


Valdis Dombrovskis, Prime Minister of Latvia, September 13th, 2013:

“If there is legitimacy in their process, then I would say, theoretically, ‘why not?”

Source: ACN 


Joaquin Almunia, European Commission Vice President, October 23th, 2012:

“It would be dishonest […] to give a strict answer saying if something segregates itself, it is being left out [of the EU]. Almunia emphasised that “the question is not a black and white one” and stated that  “once you are a European citizen, you have rights as a citizen”.

Source: Vilaweb 


László Tőkés, European Parliament Vice President and European People’s Party MEP , June 29th, 2013:

 “I do hope that at the upcoming referendum in Spain, Catalunya can freely decide on its own political state”


Graham Robert Watson, Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament, June 29th, 2013:

“The people of Catalonia have the right to choose their own future”

Source:  ANC

David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, June 29th, 2013:

“I don’t believe that, in the end, [it’s right to] try to ignore these questions of nationality, independence, identity… I think it’s right to make your arguments, take them on and then you let the people decide.”

Source: 324.cat

Thanks to a join effort by Ignasi Centelles and International Catalonia


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