The prime minister has said that Portugal wants a solution for Catalonia that respects the Spanish constitution and the unity of Spain as it is a “brother country”, European Union (EU) partner and a member of NATO.

António Costa said that Portugal wishes that solutions are found within the constitution that ensures the continuity of Spanish unity as a prosperous country.


Asked about the economic risks for Portugal, faced with the political instability in Spain, Mr Costa rejected the possibility saying that was a narrow view of the challenge ahead.


What people expect of friend like Portugal is a strong unequivocal word of great solidarity regarding Spain, that respects its constitution and the unity of the Spanish state.

via The Portugal News