Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron at a bilateral meeting in Brussels. Photo: Francois Lenoir/AFP German chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that she hoped a solution to the Catalan independence issue could be found within Spain’s constitution, and once again backed the Madrid government in the dispute. “We back the position of the Spanish government that has to be adopted by all sides,” Merkel said as she arrived for an EU leaders summit in Brussels. “We hope there are solutions found on the basis of the Spanish constitution.” French president Emmanuel Macron commented that EU leaders will use the summit to send a “message of unity” with Madrid, meanwhile. “This European Council will be marked by a message of unity — unity with our member states facing crises, unity with Spain and very strong unity in discussions about Brexit,” he said. Rajoy waved to waiting journalists but remained silent as he arrived at the summit building, where he was greeted with a bear hug by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel reiterated the oft-rehearsed European line that the crisis in Calatonia was an internal matter for Madrid. “The Catalan problem is above all a Spanish problem,… Read full this story
- Homeless Gear seeks homeless solutions in Fort Collins
- Analysis: Merkel the survivor extends her reign as Europe's longest serving leader
- @ISSUE: Can’t we agree on anything?
- Trump: Military solutions 'locked and loaded'; China appeals for 'caution'
- Were higher donation limits the solution to offset 'dark money' in Arizona politics?
- 'Historic' Arizona convention on changes to U.S. Constitution opens 1st day at Capitol
- For first time in 150 years, state lawmakers will gather to plan constitutional convention
- EDITORIAL: TTF-pension mess still awaits solution
- @ISSUE: Casino referendum: Yes or no?
- Pope issues urgent appeal to fight climate change
Merkel hopes for 'solutions based on the Spanish constitution' to Catalonia issue have 299 words, post on www.thelocal.es at October 19, 2017. This is cached page on Law Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.