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Catalonia leader ups the ante in independence drive.

Carles Puigdemont, the President of the Catalonia regional government, pledged to go ahead with independence referendum, even in the absence of agreed proposal for the future ahead by the authorities in Madrid.

- EurActive - UK

Spanish PM accuses Catalan separatists of 'blackmail'.

Spain's prime minister accused Catalonia's separatist government of blackmail on Monday after a newspaper reported it planned to declare independence unless Madrid lets the region hold a referendum on secession.

- The Local - ES

Spanish PM accuses Catalan separatists of 'blackmail'.

BARCELONA, May 22 — Spain's prime minister accused Catalonia's separatist government of blackmail today after a newspaper reported it planned to declare independence unless Madrid lets the region hold a referendum on secession. The...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Spain urges Catalonia to debate independence in Parliament.

The Spanish government has called on Catalan president Carles Puigdemont to present his proposal for a regional independence referendum before Parliament because the issue affects all of Spain and would require a change in the country's constitution.

- FOX News - US

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