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CLRAE President Moesler-Törnstorm to EF on Catalonia: Solution according to the Constitution

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

 

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Speaking to "Eurofora", CoE's Local and Regional Autonomy watchdog (CLRAE)'s President, Gudrun Moesler-Törnstorm, explained what she meant, on the Catalonian issue in Spain, when she had declared, earlier Today in her Official Speech at the Opening of CLRAE's Autumn 2017 Plenary Session, that COE supported Devolution to Regions, but did Not want fot its Member-States to "Implode" (See : ...):

 


 - "I mean, they have a Constitution. They should respect  and use that Constitution, including for (eventual) Negotiations, stressed the Head of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe .


Significantly, she was accompagnied by Experienced Katl-Heinz Lambertz, CLRAE vice President and Head of the German-speaking Community in Belgium, (as well as Author also of a Landmark Book on Trans(Border Cooperation throughout all Europe, who agreed.


CLRAE President Moesler-Törnstrom, who is from Austria, confirmed that a Debate without Resolution (as in EU Parliament, last week inStrasbourg ; See...) is scheduled, at the Chamber of Regions, on "the situation in Catalonia in Spain", for Tomorrow Afternon.

 

 

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