1. The Catalan Republic deems as a priority that all international and European social and economic policies should be developed in accordance with the founding principles of the United Nations and the European Union.
2. To this purpose, values such as competitiveness, effort, free movement of people, goods and capital, are based on the unequivocal principle that fundamental rights of individuals and peoples may never be violated.
3. In this regard, market economy shall always remain subject to the equitable regulation criteria approved by the legitimate representatives of the holders of popular sovereignty.