Catalonia Headlines for Wednesday October 25th 2017 

Division in Catalan Government between calling elections and UDI


There is division in the Catalan government over whether to call elections or declare a UDI, while Rajoy states that Article 155 will be applied whether there are elections or not. The possibility of a face to face meeting between Puigdemont and Rajoy in the Senate is looking increasingly likely.

La Vanguardia Headlines

The front page headlines in La Vanguardia read:

  • Division in Catalan Government between calling elections and UDI
  • Puigdemont orders an appeal in the Constitutional Court against 155
  • The Senate opens up the possibility of an unprecedented face to face meeting between the two presidents
  • PSOE accuses Rajoy of hardening their agreement over Catalonia
  • Discrepancies between Government and socialists over keeping 155 if there are elections
  • Colau rejects breaking theagreement with the socialists for now
  • The mayor calls for a common front against an intervention in the autonomy
  • The Chamber of Commerce reduces the prediction of growth in Catalonia because of the crisis
  • The business community asks the president of the Generalitat to call elections in time and opposes the intervention in self-government

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