PM Rajoy rules out independence talks for Catalonia after separatists’ election victory

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Prime Minister of Spain dismisses Catalan independence

PRIME MINISTER Mariano Rajoy has refused to enter into discussions on independence in Catalonia following a win for Catalan separatists on Sunday September 27.

Speaking to reporters today, Monday, September 28, in his first public remarks since the election result, Rajoy said “I am ready to listen and to talk, but not in any way to liquidate the law.” The constitution in Spain does not allow any region to break away so independence in Catalonia is, even now, complex at best.

Rajoy clarified further, “I am not going to talk about either the unity of Spain, or sovereignty.”

However Raul Romeva, head of the pro-independence coalition declared that the voters have spoken saying “We have a majority which totally legitimises initialising the process.”

The European Union perspective was also expressed on Monday by spokesman Magaritis Schinas who told reporters “The European Commission, as you know, as a matter of principle does not comment on regional elections. This is a domestic issue for Spain.”

The European Commission spokesman spoke on the matter in Brussels earlier this month indicating that an independent Catalonia would need to reapply for entry to the bloc as a separate state.


  1. Just letting readers know. This Vedic astrology writer had in June last in article – “ Total lunar eclipse of 28 September 2015 and world” – published in Summer 2015 ( June ) issue of The Astrologer’s Notebook , a quarterly publication from North Port, Florida , predicted :-
    “ During second half of 2015 , among other things, associations or unions having common aims , could weaken at vulnerable situations and may even disintegrate. Though second half of 2015 seems to be causing concern , months October and November of 2015 are likely to trigger many unwelcome things out of above mentioned aspects or areas of life.” These predictions appear to be impliedly fitting into well in the case of victory in election for separatists on 27 September 2015 who are demanding separation from Spain.


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