The independence referendum carried out by Catalonia, which is a Spanish region on 1st October and the Spanish government-inflicted violence on the day of the referendum injuring 900 Catalonia voters led to an international outrage and has rocked the European Union. Here are the latest updates,
- Spain’s constitutional court has moved to stop the Catalan government making a unilateral declaration of independence by suspending the regional parliament session in which the results of Sunday’s referendum were due to be discussed.
- International allies and the European Union has asked Spain to resolve the issue via mediation.
- The Spanish government has said that there will be no mediation unless the independence demand is dropped. Spain might invoke article 115 that would strip local Catalonia officials from government posts.
- The leftist opposition Party Podemos has urged the government to resolve the matter via mediation.
- Several large banks have said that they would move headquarters out of Barcelona, the main capital city of Catalonia if Independence is declared.
- RT reports that for the first time Spanish government official in Catalonia has apologized for the police violence on the referendum day.
- King of Spain rebuked Catalan leaders for the referendum and division of the country.
- Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has so far maintained his stance and vowed independence.
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