MORE PROBLEMS BETWEEN MADRID AND BARCELONA

When meeting his cabinet on Saturday the Spanish prime minister Rajoy will decide the takeover of the Spanish region Catalonia after there had been no reactions on two ultimatum where the prime minister had requested an open renounce of the Catalan exit from the Spanish state. Instead Catalonia was threatened Spain to declare the independence in case it wouldn’t come to a dialogue with the Spanish central government. This – upon Mr. Rajoy’s view – can be done only after the clear renouncement on the independence. The Catalan prime minister Puigdemont declared however that he had informed the Parliament about the outcome of the referendum concerning the independence. Donald Tusk regards the situation alarming, but doesn’t see any possibility for a European Union mediation in the conflict, however he is continuously in contact with prime minister Rajoy.