During the 45th Citizens' Dialogue, European Commission Vice-President, the EU Justice Commissioner, Viviane Reding, urged Catalonia not to become independent from Spain, since this separation would result in Catalonia immediately ceasing to be a member of the EU.  

As Vice-President Reding said: “The law says that an independent Catalonia would no longer be part of the Union. An independent Catalonia would have to apply for EU membership again. To put it bluntly: a few seconds after a v...

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