Catalonia’s president postpones independence declaration – talks with Madrid offered
Catalonia’s president has stopped short of declaring his region’s independence from Spain, stating this evening that, “We propose to suspend the effect of the independence declaration.”
Carles Puigdemont, (pictured below), has left the door wide open for negotiations with Madrid. Dialogue is becoming more likely, however distasteful talks may for the increasingly pressured Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, whose hard-line response has resulted in pictures and video clips, careering around social and mainstream media, of Guardia Civil and National Police personnel attacking members of the Spanish public.
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