Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel issued the following statement today (18 October) on the situation in Catalonia:
There is an air of uncertainty surrounding the citizens and businesses of Catalonia. With every passing day, their uncertainty grows and the situation becomes more difficult.
The Catalonian regional government must now finally provide the clarity that is needed and demonstrate that it respects the Spanish constitution.
At this time, it is in everyone’s interest that a solution be found that is within the bounds of the law.