Spain stalls on in­de­pen­dence

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - WORLD NEWS -

Span­ish prime min­is­ter Mar­i­ano Ra­joy, above, 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 cap­i­tal, Barcelona, asked in a let­ter on Fri­day for fresh di­a­logue on hold­ing the vote with the gov­ern­ment’s per­mis­sion.

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