Madrid Rejects Dialogue with Catalonia
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – House – Stephen Lendman)
Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was given till Monday to make clear whether or not he’ll formally declare independence or not.
Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy rejected his name for dialogue between what he referred to as “democratic legislation and disobedience (sic)”.
On Thursday, he started the method of invoking Article 155 of Spain’s structure, revoking Catalan autonomy. “It is Puigdemont’s response which is able to mark the approaching days,” he stated. “I hope he will get his reply proper.”
1000’s of nationwide police, civil guards and navy troops are poised to take management of the area, maybe ousting its authorities and arresting its secessionist management.
On Thursday, Spain’s nationwide day, hundreds of anti-secessionists rallied in Barcelona, seemingly staged by Madrid, pressuring Puigdemont to not formally declare independence as anticipated.
Proper-wing gangs clashed with Catalans earlier than police intervened to revive order. Puigdemont accused Rajoy of ignoring his requires dialogue.
“We ask for dialogue and the response is to place article 155 on the desk,” he tweeted.
Catalan Vice President Oriol Junqueras tweeted: “A honest dialogue is what the worldwide group needs and what Catalonia expects, not confrontation and new threats.”
Enterprise is making use of its personal strain towards secession in cahoots with Madrid. Forward of the October 1 referendum, Spanish legislation was modified to facilitate their shifting elsewhere within the nation.
Banco Sabadell and CaizaBank moved to Alicante and Valencia – to guard their clients and shareholders, they claimed, together with not desirous to be positioned exterior the EU.
Fuel Pure Fenosa, telecommunications firm Eurona, Abertis Infraestructuras, Cellnex Telecom, real-estate firm Inmobiliaria Colonial, and Dogi Worldwide Materials are relocating to Madrid.
Different corporations could comply with them. Catalonia is Spain’s most affluent area, accounting for 30% of Spain’s GDP regardless of little greater than 6% of its inhabitants.
Round 7,100 multinational companies have places of work there. If sufficient relocate elsewhere, its economic system will endure. Unemployment will rise. The area’s lifestyle will decline.
Catalans overwhelmingly need independence. Puigdemont stated the connection with Madrid would not work.
If he formally declares independence as anticipated, possibly subsequent week, Madrid-instigated violence and chaos may comply with.
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