Q. - How do you interpret the Spanish court’s conviction of the Catalan independence leaders? Is France concerned by the impact of the Catalan crisis on Spanish stability?
A. - The French authorities have expressed our position on the situation in Catalonia several times. It is unwavering: our country supports Spain’s territorial and constitutional unity. The French authorities have confidence in the Spanish authorities’ ability to overcome the tensions that have surfaced in Catalonia, while abiding by the rule of law and democracy.