Catalan regional president, Quim Torra, has launched a war of words with the PSOE government threatening to withdraw support for Pedro Sanchez, unless the Spanish government offer a path to independence for the region.
During a speech made the day after the first aniversary of the contested independence referendum, he gave Sanchez one month to produce a roadmap for the region.
In reply, Government spokesperson Isabel Celaá rejected the demand, saying there were grounds for further self government within Spain, but not outside of it.
The government also went on to say that dialogue between the region and Madrid must continue, after progress made by working groups and the regions bilateral commission.
She went on to say that at present there was no intention to reimpose direct rule on the region by the triggering of article 155.
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