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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Catalonia's Cecot Employer's Association Supports Regional Institutions
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Its president Antoni Abad called for finding solutions to current crisis conditions through dialogue.
Accusing Madrid of failing to explore solutions, he stressed the Catalan business world supports Catalonia's institutions, saying "political conflicts can only be solved politically."
"Otherwise, it would be recklessness. The foundations of the system fail, and the most basic resource of a democracy is dialogue."
During a time of uncertainty, he urged calm. Abad spoke at a business association event. Catalan President Puigdemont and regional parliament Speaker Carme Forcadell i Lluis attended.
They received a standing ovation, a clear show of support. Puigdemont addressed the group, saying "Catalonia will win," stressing his willingness for dialogue, adding "
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