Spain PM in Barcelona to reopen Catalan separatist talks

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez believes that nothing will be achieved if the government and separatists enter talks with maximalist demands. – EPA pic, September 15, 2021.

SPANISH Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez visits Barcelona today to resume dialogue with Catalonia’s separatist leadership on resolving the political crisis triggered by the region’s 2017 failed independence bid.

“I will lead this negotiation on behalf of the Spanish government,” Sanchez said late on Monday, confirming he would meet Catalan leader Pere Aragones today for talks on the region’s political situation.

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