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
- Quim Torra has relaunches separatist campaign
- Ciudadanos leader calls for more action over Catalan political crisis
- Supreme Court upholds suspension of Catalan politicians
- 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
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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