The head of the government of Catalonia Carles Putteman, speaking in Parliament, called for the postponement of the Declaration of independence to establish a dialogue with Madrid. This is the BBC.
According to him, the result of the past 1 October a referendum autonomy has received a mandate from the people to become “an independent state with a Republican form of government.”
At the outset Putteman said that “no plans, no threats or insults,” and wants to “de-escalate tensions”.
“It has become clear that this is not an internal problem. The situation in Catalonia at present is the European issue,” he said.
Reuters reports that the leader of the government of Catalonia declared the need to reduce tensions in the confrontation with Madrid.
“With our differences we are one people,” – said Pujdeme.
However, Reuters later supplemented its publication and said that Pujdeme still proclaimed the region’s independence from Spain, but said that putting it into effect is suspended to hold talks with the government of Madrid.
“I guess that Catalonia should become an independent state in the form of a Republic … I propose to suspend the effects of proclamation of independence for the negotiations to reach an agreed solution,” he said.
It was expected that the head of the Catalan government will announce today on the region’s independence from Spain. According to sources, after that, he planned to arrest.