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Spain’s PM Mariano Rajoy to Catalans: Have declared independence or not?

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy today (October 11) asked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont for more clarity on his declaration of independence from Spain.
He said the Spanish government was to discern “whether they (Catalan leaders) have or will make an independence declaration” before taking further measures.

Mariano Rajoy Called for an Emergency Meeting of the Spanish Cabinet over Catalonia

Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria made a brief statement in which he announced that Mariano Rajoy had summoned an extraordinary cabinet meeting to discuss the situation in Catalonia, said The Spain Report quoted by Focus.

The meeting will be held at 9:00 am local time on Wednesday.

Spain: Constitutional Court Orders Suspension of Catalonia Parliament

Spain's Constitutional Court has ordered the suspension of a Catalonian special parliamentary session next week, during which regional leaders plan to vote to break away from Spain.

A spokeswoman for the court said judges "ordered the suspension of the plenary that has been called for Monday in the [Catalan] parliament" as the constitutional court hears appeals against it.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy: We will not Allow Catalan Independence to Happen

The Spanish government will not allow the unilateral declaration of independence by the Catalan authorities to become a reality, in an interview with the El País newspaper Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. He pointed out that Madrid may use the constitution if the separation is announced, BNR reported.

Catalan Uncertainty Paralyzing Regional Investment, Spain's Economy Minister Says

 Investment projects in the northeastern region of Catalonia have been paralyzed and the sale of a stake in state-run lender Bankia put on hold because of the current political uncertainty, Spain's economy minister said on Thursday, Reuters reported.

Spain's Deputy PM Vows to Sue Stoichkov

Spain's Deputy PM Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría has vowed to sue Bulgaria's football legend Hristo Stoichkov, former striker of FC Barcelona, for defamation following his statements that her grandfather, her father, and even her underaged son, are followers of Francisco Franco, a Spanish general who ruled over Spain as a military dictator from 1939 until his death in 1975.

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