The Foreign Report. Spain: Determination remains strong for Catalan secession 11.04.2013
Spain: Determination remains strong for Catalan secession
Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish PM, and Artur Mas, Catalonia’s regional leader, met in March for secret talks to discuss Catalonia’s financial and political situation. Reports suggest that Mr Rajoy offered to consider a financial deal that would increase the deficit target in the region, as long as Catalonia gave up the idea of holding a referendum.
After the meeting, however, the Catalan government spokesman, Francesc Homs, declared that Catalonia would not exchange the referendum for any financial agreement.
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