France will not recognise Catalonia if independence declared (Scotsman)

France will not recognise Catalonia if independence declared (Scotsman)

French European Affairs minister Nathalie Loiseau has said France will not recognise Catalonia if it unilaterally declares independence from Spain. Speaking on the French channel CNews, Loiseau said Monday that “if there were to be a declaration of independence, it would be unilateral, it would not be recognized.” Catalan regional President Carles Puigdemont plans to address the Catalan parliament on Tuesday evening to debate the current political situation. Separatist politicians say there will be a declaration of independence for the northeastern region of 7.5 million during that session, although some ruling coalition lawmakers say the move could be simply “symbolic.” Loiseau added that a declaration of independence would immediately result in Catalonia’s departure from the 28-nation European Union. Read more

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