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Angela Merkel against Catalunya's independence and backs Rajoy's refusal to allow a referendum
20 July 2014 @ 20:44

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel supports Spanish president Mariano Rajoy in his inflexible stance over an independence referendum in Catalunya. 

Rajoy raised hopes among the pro-secession brigade when he appeared to cave in, arranging a meeting about the proposed referendum with regional president Artur Mas after having refused to do so for over a year and a half – but dashed them again when he reiterated that he would not support, allow or recognise a public vote over whether or not Catalunya should become a separate country. 

“I'm not going to play those games,” Rajoy stated publicly after the meeting. 

And he has the full backing of Frau Merkel, who said this weekend that she was dead against any fragmentation of European Union countries. 

Read more at thinkSPAIN.com



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cbrammeld said:
21 July 2014 @ 08:34

Wonder what Merkel thinks of a referendum in a wee country on the out skirt of Europe in September.

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