Catalan rep: The EU should push Madrid towards a ‘more constructive stance’

‘We would have already expected a more explicit invitation of encouragement by EU leaders and institutions to Madrid to engage in some kind of political discussion,” said Amadeu Altafaj, the Permanent Representative of Catalonia in Brussels.

Speaking to EURACTIV in an exclusive interview, Altafaj emphasised that the Catalan regional government expects the EU institutions “to encourage Madrid to move towards a more constructive stance”.

Catalania goes to the polls on Sunday, in a vote seen as a plebiscite on Catalonia’s independence from Spain.

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