“The Spanish government on Monday criticised Catalonia’s separatist president for urging the region to follow the example of Slovenia, which sparked a brief armed conflict when it declared independence unilaterally from Yugoslavia in 1991.

‘It’s unfortunate, regrettable. I don’t know if he forgot that dozens of people were killed and hundreds were injured in Slovenia,’ government spokeswoman Isabel Celaa told Spanish radio when asked about Catalan leader Quim Torra’s comments.

The Catalan government ‘knows very well that if there is any violation of the law, the Spanish government will act,’ she added.” (France 24)