Spain Warns Catalonia With Threat of Direct Control From Madrid 


Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy stepped up pressure on Catalonia to halt its drive for independence, triggering the formal process that could strip the region’s separatist government of its existing powers and assert direct control from Madrid.

Rajoy, speaking after an emergency session of his ministerial team on Wednesday, said the cabinet had agreed to issue a formal request to the Catalan government in Barcelona for confirmation of whether it has declared independence.

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-11/spain-raises-pressure-on-catalonia-to-retreat-from-independence

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