Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has said that he will deliver on independence vote in a keynote speech he gave to the Catalan Parliament.
However, he went on to ask parliament to suspend the result of the referendum to enable talks.
In Depth: Catalonian Independence Referendum 2017
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PSOE leader Pedro Sanchez also said that he would support the government in Madrid, should any form of declaration be made.
Meanwhile the French government has said it would not recognise Catalonia as an independent state, and that any such move would mean expulsion from the EU.
Elsewhere, Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau has said the results of the independence referendum earlier this month can’t be used to declare secession.
In a statement issued yesterday she called on all sides to de-escalate tensions to solve the crisis.
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