Madrid vows to stop Catalan independence declaration Madrid vows to stop Catalan independence declaration
Spain will do “everything within the law” to prevent Catalonia from declaring independence, Justice Minister Rafael Catala said Monday, a day after Catalonia’s regional... Madrid vows to stop Catalan independence declaration

Spain will do “everything within the law” to prevent Catalonia from declaring independence, Justice Minister Rafael Catala said Monday, a day after Catalonia’s regional government declared victory in a banned secession referendum.

“If anyone plans to declare the independence of part of the territory of Spain, as it can’t since it does not have the power to do so, we would have to do everything within the law to impede this,” he said during an interview with Spanish public television.

Nurudeen Adegbenro