Spain re­jects talks on Cata­lan split

Irish Examiner - - World News -

Span­ish prime min­is­ter Mar­i­ano Ra­joy has re­jected calls by Cata­lan of­fi­cials for ne­go­ti­a­tions on a ref­er­en­dum on the re­gion’s in­de­pen­dence, say­ing the law does not al­low it. Of­fi­cials in Cat­alo­nia and the re­gion’s cap­i­tal, Barcelona, asked in a let­ter for fresh di­a­logue on hold­ing the vote with the gov­ern­ment’s per­mis­sion. “The prime min­is­ter can’t make some­thing il­le­gal into some­thing legal,” said Inigo Men­dez de Vigo, min­is­ter of cul­ture. Madrid has re­jected the vote planned for Oc­to­ber 1.

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