Spain warns it will act if Catalonia declares Independence


Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned anew on Monday that Spain will not be divided by a declaration of independence from Catalonia and said the Government is ready to respond to any such attempt.

Catalan regional President Carles Puigdemont plans to address the Catalan parliament tomorrow to debate the current political situation.

Separatist politicians say there will be a declaration of independence for the northeastern region of 7.5 million during that session, although some ruling coalition lawmakers say the move could be simply “symbolic.”

Secession-minded authorities in Catalonia have vowed to break away from Spain after claiming a pro-independence victory in a disputed referendum earlier this month.



Source: International News agencies