Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy visited Catalonia on Sunday, a day after a huge pro-independence march, as the region prepares for an election next month.
The visit comes after concerns were raised over Russian involvement in the Catalan crisis. Íñigo Méndez de Vigo and Defense Minister María Dolores de Cospedal confirmed that Russian and Venezuelan hackers have been detected on social media.
In Depth: Catalonian Independence Referendum 2017
- Guardia Civil report suggests Mossos d’Esquadra assisted Puigdemont flee bid
- Catalan independence parties resume talks to form new government
- Concerns Catalan negotiations grinding to a halt
- Vice President calls for new nominations for Catalan President
- Puigdemont investiture vote postponed, as regional government plans appeal
- Legal wrangles continue right up to Catalan investiture vote
- Puigdemont must be in chamber to be sworn in announces Constitutional Court
- State Council finds no current grounds to challenge Puigdemont inauguration
- Puigdemont could return to Spain to attend leadership vote
- Judge refuses to reissue Puigdemont arrest warrant
In a statement on Friday, they announced that they would be dealing with the issue at the next European Union Foreign Affairs Council meeting, which will take place today.
Hackers are believed to have posted a series of fake news stories in connection with the political crisis.
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