Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria on the wires , not happy with Puigdemont

2nd Deadline now activated Thursday 10AM CET … Markets usually don’t like uncertainty, Euro was already on the defensive, no immediate market reaction but remains heavy

Earlier in the day:
Catalan President Puigdemont response to PM Rajoy said to suspend independence mandate and seek dialogue – excerpts of the letter to Rajoy cites

  • President Puigdemont will not respond with a yes or no on independence request as required by Spanish PM Rajoy
  • Defends claim to independence; calls for Spain to end its repression
  • Says dialogue proposal is sincere
  • Catalan parliament had mandate to declare independence
 If Catalan President Puigdemont confirmed by Monday that he had declared independence, he would then be given a further 3 days to withdraw the declaration (Thursday, Oct 19th at 10:00 am local time)
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