Spain says Catalonia is to remain part of it

Catalonian independence backers (Amadalvarez  2017)


Spain does not want independence for Catalonia:

October 2917

King Felipe VI on Friday blasted what he said was an “unacceptable secession attempt” and said the crisis sparked by the region’s banned 1 October independence referendum must be resolved “through legitimate democratic institutions”.

 “We do not want to give up that which we have built together,” he pleaded.

Madrid enjoys constitutional powers to wrest back control of rebellious regions in one of the Western world’s most decentralised nations, but it has never used them. …

There are fears of unrest if Madrid seeks to impose direct rule of any kind, and Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has said such a move could push regional lawmakers to declare unilateral independence. …

Speaking on Friday night at the Princess of Asturias Awards — Spain’s answer to the Nobels — King Felipe described Catalonia as “an essential part of 21st century Spain”.

EU leaders, who were at the ceremony to collect a prize for encouraging harmony in Europe, used their acceptance speeches to demand respect for the law in words that offered implicit backing to Madrid.

“Some are sowing discord by deliberately ignoring law,” European parliament head Antonio Tajani said at the awards night in the northern city of Oviedo.

October 21, 2017

Spain is holding an emergency Cabinet meeting Saturday to deal with the political crisis caused by the secession push from the semi-autonomous Catalonia region.

Spain’s government set plans in motion Thursday to strip Catalonia of its autonomy after the region’s leader vowed to continue steps toward independence.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s office has said the Cabinet meeting Saturday is planned to trigger Article 155 of Spain’s Constitution, which gives the government the power to take away some or all of Catalonia’s autonomy. Opposition parties have agreed to support the imposition of central rule over Catalonia. …

EU leaders watching

At a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels this week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the bloc was watching the situation closely.

“We hope that there will be solutions that can be found on the basis of the Spanish constitution,” she said.

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for a discussion of the crisis and a show of solidarity with the Spanish government at the EU summit …

Voters in Catalonia voted in favor of independence in the Oct. 1 referendum …

21 October 2017

The Spanish prime minister has outlined plans to remove Catalonia’s leaders and take control of the separatist region.

Speaking after an emergency cabinet meeting on Saturday, Mariano Rajoy stopped short of dissolving the region’s parliament but put forward plans for elections in the region.

The measures must now be approved by Spain’s Senate in the next few days.

The plans come almost three weeks after Catalonia held a disputed independence referendum.

Spain’s supreme court had declared the vote illegal and said it violated the constitution, which describes the country as indivisible.

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has ignored pleas from the national government to withdraw the independence bid.

Mr Rajoy said the government had no choice but to push to impose direct rule, arguing that the Catalan government’s actions were “contrary to the law and seeking confrontation”.

October 21, 2017

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced Saturday he was invoking a provision in his country’s constitution that allows him to suspend and overtake the regional government of Catalonia as part of his effort to quell its secessionist movement.

“I am firing the Catalan regional president and all Catalan government ministers,” Rajoy told reporters following a emergency meeting with his cabinet in Madrid that took more than two hours earlier Saturday, as NPR’s Lauren Frayer reported to our Newscast unit.

The prime minister also said he would call for new elections in Catalonia within the next six months.

Rajoy’s use of the so-called “nuclear option,” Article 155 of the Spanish constitution, which allows the central government to strip power from any Spanish region acting illegally, was a first for the country’s 39-year-old democracy.

The prime minister’s move Saturday is not the final step in a chain of procedural requirements. Spain’s Senate must first vote on his plan next week. With the Senate operated by Rajoy’s party, however, the measure is widely expected to pass.

Catalonia is to be controlled by Spain. The European Union has never really been about democracy, so EU backing of Spain against Catalonian independence is not a surprise.

Expect civil unrest in Spain. Many in Catalonia have staged a type of banking protest by taking out 155 Euros (a reference to article 155 of the Spanish constitution) as a way to protest. Expect protests to worsen and perhaps get violent.

Back in 2010 I wrote (see Civil Unrest in Greece (and it was predicted):

Civil unrest in Europe is expected. Places such as France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Eastern Europe have potential for this occurrence.

And back in May 2012, I warned that more unrest was expected to come from Spain (see Over 100,000 Protest Austerity in Spain).

Later, on September 26, 2012, I warned (see Protests and Unrest in Spain and Greece):

I expect more civil unrest in Europe. Specifically more in Greece and Spain, as well as Eastern Europe. But I also expect that even in countries like Germany, Austria, and/or the Netherlands and elsewhere there will be unrest, including violent unrest.

Expanded civil unrest will have major impacts on the euro and on Europe itself. It is highly likely to propel a European leader to rise up. The final leader will be the one known as the Beast (Revelation 13:3-4) and final King of the North (Daniel 11:22-44) of Bible prophecy.

Europe is prophesied to have problems (Daniel 2:41-43) and not all the problems have happened yet. Spain and other parts of Europe are likely to have even more significant civil unrest before a strong leader is granted power (cf. Revelation 17:12-13).

As far as Spain goes, my wife and I visited it for the first time earlier this year. We were in the Catalonia region–specifically Barcelona. We saw various protest signs and even an independence protest rally. The vast majority in the Catalonia region want to be a separate state, within the European Union, but not within Spain itself.

Unrest in Europe, including from Islamic immigrants, will help lead to the rise of one promising peace, but delivering tyranny:

25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand. (Daniel 8:25, KJV).

23 And after the league is made with him he shall act deceitfully, for he shall come up and become strong with a small number of people. 24 He shall enter peaceably, even into the richest places of the province; and he shall do what his fathers have not done, nor his forefathers: he shall disperse among them the plunder, spoil, and riches; and he shall devise his plans against the strongholds, but only for a time. (Daniel 11:23-24, NKJV)

Notice that this leader gives people the impression that there will be “peace” and is involved in some type of deal. This is the same leader that confirms the covenant in Daniel 9:27. The term translated as “peace” in Daniel 8:25 is from the Hebrew term shalvah and essentially means security. In other words, this leader will destroy “many” who are under the impression that they are secure because of some type of security and/or trade arrangement. Such arrangements are now commonly referred to as peace deals or treaties.

This leader will be a man of war according to Revelation 13:1-4.

He will gain control after Europe has reorganized (Revelation 17:12-13). Because of independence movements in places like Catalonia, regional (as opposed to national) borders for Europe have been proposed (see Catalonia an EU concern. ‘Regions’ proposed for EU!).

Warring leaders tend to gain credence in times of unrest, and reorganization appeals to many during times of crisis.

We are getting closer to that time for Europe.

World events are aligning with properly understood prophecy.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

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