German government supports Madrid after detention of eight former Catalan ministers

Vastavam web:  The German government today expressed its full support for Madrid following the detention of eight former Catalan ministers over their role in the region’s independence drive.”From the federal government’s point of view, Spain is of course a state governed by the rule of law and as government spokesman I see no reason at all to comment on decisions made by Spanish courts,” Steffen Seibert told reporters following the controversial move yesterday.Tensions have soared in Spain after a large chunk of Catalonia’s axed government was thrown behind bars yesterday pending probes into their role in the secession push.
A Spanish judge was also today set to issue an EU arrest warrant for Catalonia’s deposed leader Carles Puigdemont, who is holed up in Belgium.Spain has been plunged into turmoil since Puigdemont’s government organised an independence referendum on October 1 despite a court ban.A declaration of independence by the Catalan parliament followed last Friday.