October 5, 2017 / 10:50 AM / a year ago

EU executive not assessing impact of Catalan crisis on Spanish economy

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s executive arm, the European Commission, is not conducting any assessments of the impact of the political crisis in Catalonia on Spain’s economy as a whole, Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO - European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis addresses a news conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

“This issue is being dealt with by dialogue, so currently we are not doing any assessments on the potential economic impact,” Dombrovskis told a regular news briefing.

Reporting By Francesco Guarascio, writing by Jan Strupczewski; editing by Philip Blenkinsop

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