Belgium: EU respects «constitutional and legal order of Spain» following Article 155 triggering

Journalist (French) [UPSOUND]: «On Saturday, the Spanish government approved several measures, including triggering Article 155, and therefore the deposition of the Catalan government and the intervention into the Catalan police and local public media. Does the European Commission believe those measures are in line with the rule of law?» *MULTPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE* European Commission chief... Еще spokesperson Margaritis Schinas said the Commission «respect[s] the constitutional and legal order of Spain,» during a press conference in Brussels on Monday. Schinas was responding to a journalist's question about whether the European Commission believes the Spanish government's triggering of Article 155 was in line with the rule of law. On Saturday, Rajoy announced the enactment of Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, which allows for the imposition of direct rule by Madrid over Catalonia in the wake of the Catalan independence referendum. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont said the Rajoy government had proclaimed itself «illegitimately as a representative of Catalan will.»

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