|Catalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont (C) chairs a meeting in Barcelona on October 10, 2017. (Photo: VNA)
He said the answer must be without any ambiguity, only ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Zoido said if Puigdemont answers ambiguously, it means he doesn’t want dialogue and thus the Spanish government will have to take action.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy turned down calls for mediation to find a way out of crisis in Catalonia. He warned that its breakaway will not be recognized by the EU, leaving high stakes for Catalonia.