Rajoy’s headache: How Catalonia calling for talks makes crisis BIGGER for Spain - Daily Express
The separatist leader, who said last week Catalonia would move to split from Spain after more than 90 per cent of Catalans voted in favour of independence in a banned referendum, put the declaration on hold on Tuesday, making only a “symbolic” declaration of independence.
Mr Puigdemont told the Barcelona regional parliament the result had provided a popular mandate for independence, but he had decided to suspend the declaration to allow more time for “talks” with Madrid.
Mathieu Petithomme, a political scientist and Spain expert, said had Mr Puigdemont simply declared independence, Prime... write journalists from Daily Express read more news | read original article
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