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PP says clemency offer for separatists demands similar action to that taken over rule-of-law concerns elsewhere in the bloc

Spain’s conservative People’s party (PP) has urged the EU to weigh in on the controversial Catalan amnesty law tabled by the ruling socialists, claiming it demands the kind of action the bloc has previously taken when concerns over the rule of law have arisen in Poland, Hungary and Romania.

The Spanish Socialist Workers’ party (PSOE), which was narrowly beaten by the PP in July’s inconclusive general election, agreed to the amnesty after the two main Catalan pro-independence parties made it a condition for supporting the formation of a new, socialist-led government with the support of a majority in parliament.

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