WELCOME TO CRISISFORUMS.ORG!
(1) Please swing by our "HELP CENTER"
to view our forum rules prior to commenting.
(2) Acknowledge that by commenting or posting, you take full responsibility for the content and message of the information you put forth, which do not necessarily reflect the opinions of this website.
(3) If you would like to post your own discussion threads, just contact one of the staff so we can verify you as a human.
UNCIVIL: Court move deepens Spanish standoff over Catalan secession
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Constitutional Court blocked Catalonia's attempted secession process on Wednesday by agreeing to hear a Spanish government appeal against it, deepening a stand-off over the potential breakaway.
Catalonia's regional parliament passed a resolution this week setting out a plan to establish a republic within 18 months in the highly industrialized and populous northeastern region which accounts for about a fifth of Spain's economic output.
"This is a warning to (Catalan leaders) that if they fail to comply with the suspension, they may commit disobedience," read the ruling by the Madrid-based high court.
As Catalan leaders elected in September have specifically vowed to ignore the rulings of the Constitutional Court, it is unclear what the next move in the confrontation could be.
"...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)