Unilateral Declaration of Independence


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Unilateral Declaration of Independence

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a declaration of independence made by a dependent state without the assent of the protecting state. Abbreviation: UDI
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I can assure him that if we do not leave the EU on the 29th March, it will rekindle the Dunkirk spirit to rescue our citizens, and over 17 million of us will declare UDIEU (Unilateral Declaration of Independence from the European Union)!
Puigdemont, who went to Belgium after his government was fired following a unilateral declaration of independence, said on Friday he was considering standing in the election from Brussels.
Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Volker speaks during Reuters interview in Kiev Thomson Reuters Sacked Catalonia leader calls for opposition to Madrid's rule Sacked Catalonian president Carles Puigdemont on Saturday called for peaceful "democratic opposition" to the central government's takeover of the region following its unilateral declaration of independence from Spain.
Theresa May said Britain "does not and will not recognise the unilateral declaration of independence made by the Catalan regional parliament".
What But Theresa May said last night: "The UK does not and will not recognise the unilateral declaration of independence by the Catalan hap-regional parliament.
The Spanish government has said any unilateral declaration of independence would be illegal and has promised action "to restore law and democracy" if the Parliament of the autonomous and affluent northeastern region presses ahead.
Separatist activists took to the streets on Tuesday to press home their demands as the regional government prepares the next step toward a unilateral declaration of independence as early as this week.
A unilateral declaration of independence is unlikely and would be dangerous.
Secessionists argue if they win 68 seats, the result would give them a democratic mandate to initiate a split from Spain that could include a unilateral declaration of independence.
In its legal intervention, the Harper government argued that Bill 99 did not provide the legal basis for a "unilateral declaration of independence ...
In fact my Orkney and Shetland friends tell me that they would rather opt for a unilateral declaration of independence for the islands!
"A unilateral declaration of independence which is not recognised by African states would not have any meaning for us," Longuet told Reuters.

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