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Friday 16.11.2018 | Name days: Glorija, Banga

Catalonians praise Latvian PM for his support

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULatvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis has expressed indirect support for Catalonia’s efforts toward independence, as reported by Catalan ACN agency. He is already receiving gratitude from Catalonians on his public network pages.

“If there is a clear will of the people and need for a referendum, we need to take that into account and seek means to make it real,” – said the Latvian PM. He said that there can be no objections against Catalonia’s independence if the decision to detach from Spain is made in a “legitimate way”.

PM’s press-secretary Mārtiņš Panke says Dombrovskis was very careful in his interview to ACN. He was largely neutral about this. The Catalan media interpreted this in its own positive light.

Spanish media report that the Latvian PM had also noted that the Catalan Way, which was largely inspired by the Baltic Way and a “very strong motivation”, is a very important event that is worth looking into.

Dombrovskis had added that the Catalan Way was an important step forward for the country. It represents the same way the three Baltic States had once gained the recognition of the entire world.” We managed to attract the attention of the West. The saw what was happening, that it was serious,” – he said.

Dombrovskis also admitted there are no obstacles that could potentially prevent Latvia from recognizing an independent nation that could soon appear in Europe.


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  1. Coque says:

    Paldies Latvija :)

  2. Pere Català says:

    thanks for all
    Catalans are very grateful!

  3. arnau says:

    Thank you very much from catalonia!!

  4. Didac says:

    Thank you Latvia. Sincerely.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Paldies Latvija!

  6. PALDIES says:

    From Barcelona.. i want to thank to your prime minister his honesty and words talking about Catalonia.. We do appreciate it so so much

  7. Marta says:

    Thank you very much from catalonia!!

  8. lluis says:

    Paldies Latvija :)

  9. Xavier says:

    Latvija, Igaunija un Lietuva bija sniegt mācība uz pasauli ar Baltijas aprites 1989 kurā brīvība var sasniegt, neizmantojot ieročus vardarbības, bet stingri, pacifismu un apņēmību un pirmām kārtām ar mīlestību uz jūsu zeme. Jums ir valsts, mājas un pārcietusi daudz par jūsu stāstu par brīvu, bet jums brīvību. Katalonija ir arī maza valsts, un ir arī daudz cietusi laikā tās vēsturi, lai mēs, cilvēku ķēdi, katalāņu, kāpēc vēlaties būt brīvi kā tas ir jums. Paldies Latvija :-)
    Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania gave a great lesson to the world with the Baltic Chain of 1989 in which freedom was achieved without using violence, but firmly, pacifism and determination and specially with love to your land. You have a small country home which suffered hard during your story to be free but you got freedom. Catalonia is also a small country and has also suffered a lot during its history, so we made a human chain Catalan, bacause want to be free like you are now. Thank you very much Latvia :-)

  10. Un de la ceba says:

    Many thanks !

    Moltes gràcies !

  11. wow says:

    Thanks Latvia!
    We’ll vote you in Eurovision!

  12. Marc says:

    Thanks from Catalonia I hope that other governments say the same and will be braves like you! You are welcome to Catalonia !!

  13. Catalan says:

    Thank you very much from Barcelona!

  14. Barcelona boy says:

    Paldies Latvija, From a Barcelona boy!

  15. Judith says:

    Thank you for your support.
    I hope that many governments can be as brave as Latvia.
    You are welcome in my house.

  16. Jaume says:

    Thank you very much Latvia from Catalonia :)

  17. Carles says:

    Dzivo Latvija.
    Paldies no Katalonijas!

  18. Jānis says:

    It is time for us to say – Gràcies per Catalunya. The strongest is not the one who is greater or richer, but the one who holds the truth./Quote/ Catalans – You hold the truth. You will reach your goal, because Your spirit is strong. I’m currently listening – Sound of Overdose – City 2 City (DJ Scot Project Remix), and this is my hard anthem in response to this evening unbeatable Twitter trends. I will visit your country and will know more about Your people and traditions. Best wishes from Latvia. :) City 2 City, and then Country 2 Country

  19. Pere says:

    Paldies Latvija!

  20. gemma says:


  21. Y. says:

    Paldies Latvija ^^

  22. Laima says:

    Lai dzīvo Katalonija! Lai dzīvo Latvija!

  23. julià says:

    Gràcies per la solidaritat.

  24. Eduard says:

    Katalonijā pilsoniskās sociedat mobilizē, lai atbalstītu Latvijas neatkarību, tāpēc mēs esam tik pateicīgi par attieksmi Valda Dombrovska. Paldies Latvija, redzēt jūs drīz pie Apvienoto Nāciju Organizācijā. Jūs palīdzēsiet mums?

  25. William says:

    It is intolerable that a democratic country does not allow a referendum. Thanks for your words, we need your support!

    Gràcies per les seves paraules, necesitem el vostre suport!

  26. Un noi més says:

    Dėkojame už jūsų paramą

  27. Xavi says:

    Thank you from Catalonia!

  28. JPR says:



  29. Pere Català says:

    Just got the Spanish, who does not know the film, goes against all violent opinions and dirties up the news with his words empty and meaningless. Well, let him have her second of glory!
    Acaba de llegar el español, que no se entera de la película, va contra todas las opiniones pacíficas de arriba y ensucia la noticia con sus palabras vacías y sin sentido. Bueno, dejémosle tener su segundo de gloria!

  30. Fleming says:

    In Flanders we can only be very jealous that people in Latvia (and also in the other Baltic States Estonia and Lithunia) and in Catalonia are so united. I wonder if there will come once a Flemisch Way but I hope that the Flemish Government shows once the same courage as the Latvian PM and supports openly the Cataloniën demand for independence.

  31. Salvador says:

    In this moment of need, I thank you as a Catalan for the support from the Prime Minister of Latvia and look forward to the Latvian Government early recognition of our independence as soon as we declare it.Latvia’s courageous deeds will not be forgotten by the Catalan people.

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