Omroep Catalonia against acquisition by Madrid

World October 22, 2017 12:21

barcelona - Catalunya Ràdio's employees do not want the public channel to be under the control of the government in Madrid. The employees of the broadcaster announced in a statement on Sunday that they were objective and neutral in their communications and that it is absolutely unnecessary to address the transmitter, according to the Catalan newspaper El Periódico.

With the statement, Catalunya Ràdio's staff responded to the intention of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to take over the board of Catalonia. Rajoy can lift the Catalan self-government and bring the region under control of Madrid by implementing Article 155 of the Constitution. According to Article 155, Madrid can therefore take control of Catalan public broadcasters such as Catalunya Ràdio and TV3. Also, Madrid has the opportunity to place the Catalan police, the Mossos d'Esquadra, under the control of the national government.

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