King Calls For Unity Amid Catalan Independence Rumblings

King Juan Carlos issued a short but stern call for unity today amid pro-independence suggestions by the leadership of the autonomous community of Catalonia.

The King recognized the tough economic and political conditions but said all Spaniards had to work together to secure the country’s social and democratic goals.

King Juan Carlos at the Palace of Justice, opening the judicial year.

“In these circumstances, the worse thing we can do is divide forces, promote divisions, follow illusions and deepen wounds,” His Majesty wrote in an open letter.

As expected, minority parties and the Catalonian leadership did not exactly welcome the letter. They stressed the importance of self determination and the search for new solutions to the country’s problems.


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