Imprisonment is not the way forward

The unfortunate situation between the Spanish government and the regional parliament in Catalonia must return to a mutual dialogue with the goal of reaching a peaceful and satisfactory solution for all parties. The imprisonment of democratically elected officials is not the way forward, and we urge the Spanish government to reconsider it’s actions. In Europe we need respect for differing political opinions and goals. The only acceptable solution is a commitment to constructive dialogue by all parties.

The situation in Catalonia cannot be allowed to escalate

Wallin, Löfström and Biaudet hope both sides will be able to choose dialogue before detainments and violence. Criminalising political movements is not a feasible way to resolve conflicts. - The Catalans peaceful desire for independence cannot, under any circumstances, be allowed to escalate. We need to show that we, as Europeans, have learned from the past and that we are able to hold constructive discussions, regardless of the scope of the conflict, said Eva Biaudet.

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