European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker speaks during a press conference after a meeting with France's Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (Unseen) at the European Commission in Brussels on February 6, 2017. (AFP / EMMANUEL DUNAND)
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European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker said on Friday he did not want Catalonia to become independent, because that would encourage other regions to do the same, making the European Union ungovernable.Juncker said he was "very worried" about separatist tendencies in Europe and had encouraged Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to ensure the situation did not get out of control.Referring to Catalan calls for EU mediation, he said the Commission could not mediate if only one side asked it to do so.
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