Catalan president accuses Mariano Rajoy of ignoring call for talks

Carles Puigdemont attacks Spanish government for threat to suspend regional autonomy after he sought dialogue

The Catalan president has accused the Spanish government of ignoring his calls for negotiations after it warned him on Wednesday to abandon his push for independence or face the suspension of regional autonomy.

On Tuesday, Carles Puigdemont pulled the region back from a showdown with the Madrid government by proposing to delay the effects of a unilateral independence declaration following the controversial referendum earlier this month.

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Author: The Guardian

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