The problem of Catalonia (the Basque one is now dormant) raises seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The plot: a Catalan aspiration that looks strong against the bankruptcy of the Constitution that gives harmony to the diversity of Spain. To yield to street revolts, or to defend the rules of the game, this is the dilemma.
Before the impasse, Carlos Abella imaginatively says goodbye to his position and approaches it from the view of a Spanish, European and Democrat citizen; to conclude: “Let no one be deceived.”
Excerpt from an interview with Carlos Arbella
Q: Why does a part of Catalonia feel uncomfortable in Spain?
A: The first induced trap is to create the image of a majority. It is not true, it is only a part that responds to their own interests. Spain is configured as a State of Autonomies with the highest self-government in Europe. Catalonia has its own institutions: Government, Parliament, Police, courts of justice.
Q: If Catalonia declared itself unilaterally independent, as it is announced, what would be the scenario?
A: It is better not to anticipate events. I believe that the strength of the rule of law, the principles of the European Union (EU) and common sense will prevail.
Q: It is difficult to understand that a Spanish internal conflict could affect the planet, can you explain that?
A: We live in a globalized world with immediate consequences. An antidemocratic secession in Spain, and consequently in Europe, would have a negative effect on the rest of the world. In Latin America, for example, democracy has been significantly strengthened. If the democratic rules of the game were violently broken in Europe, the overall result from contagion would be pernicious. (I)