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
- Tens of thousands protest over imprisonment of Catalan independence politicians
- Carles Puigdemont extradition approved by German court
- Sanchez and Torra hold meeting seen as first step to resolving Catalan political crisis
- PSOE say no plans for snap election, and maintain Catalan funding restrictions
- Rajoy warns Torra that autonomy will only be granted if Catalan government stay within the law
- Catalan President-elect calls for dialogue between Barcelona and Madrid, as Government presents united response
- Catalonia elects Quim Torra as regional president, after seven months of stalemate
- First investiture vote for Catalan presidential nominee fails to gain majority
- Constitutional Court suspends Catalan law to allow investiture of Puigdemont
- Government set to appeal Catalan proposals over investiture vote
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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