The Prime Minister of the Basque Country (Euskadi), Iñigo Urkullu, dismissed the Catalan model of unilateral independence on Wednesday.

Urkulu said that Madrid’s “zero intelligence” policy towards cultural diversity may have triggered the standoff with Catalonia, but that “an EU member state cannot be created overnight.” He dismissed the call of the left-wing opposition in the Basque regional parliament to follow Catalonia with a self-rule referendum in 2016. On Tuesday, parties associated wi...

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