Spain’s government representative in Catalonia apologised on Friday to people hurt during police efforts to stop the referendum, but blamed the Catalan government for holding an illegal vote.
The Spanish government’s official spokesperson, Iñigo Méndez de Vigo, also apologised for the police violence and suggested that new elections in Catalonia might be a way to heal the fracture caused by the disputed referendum.
In Depth: Catalonian Independence Referendum 2017
- Legal dispute over medieval artifacts descends into scuffles outside museum
- European arrest warrants for ousted Catalan leaders withdrawn as election campaign gets underway
- Rajoy in Catalonia, after thousands protest for independence
- Catalan speaker to be freed on bail pending investigation
- Pro-independence strike causes chaos in Barcelona and Catalan region
- Carles Puigdemont and four colleagues released by Belgian judge
- Arrest warrants issued for Carles Puigdemont and four others
- Catalan leaders to defy court summons
- Catalan leaders called to testify at High Court on Thursday
- Sacked Catalan leaders in Brussels as state prosecutor calls for rebellion charges
The announcement came after the Spanish cabinet issued a decree to make it easier for companies to relocate their legal headquarters away from Catalonia as major firms continue to announce relocations.
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