The European United Left - Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) Group in the European Parliament has called on the European Commission to mediate between the governments in Madrid and Barcelona and to use dialogue to resolve the crisis that erupted over Catalonia’s referendum for independence.

Speaking on behalf of GUE/NGL, group Vice-President Patrick Le Hyaric described the violence perpetrated by the Spanish military and police forces during Sunday’s referendum as a gross violation of EU citizens’ ...

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