Friday, October 27, the Catalan Parliament voted for a resolution declaring independence from Spain. Independence voted 70 deputies, against were 10, two abstained, reports the BBC.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said that the legality of Catalonia is restored. «We will not tolerate the attempts of a handful of people to encroach on our Constitution,» said Rajoy. The Senate has already introduced in Catalonia direct rule.
Meanwhile, the US state Department said that Catalonia is an integral part of Spain, and the President of the European Council Donald Tusk stressed that Spain «remains the only source» for the EU.
In the beginning of this week, the government of Catalonia has already declared that will not submit to official Madrid, if he tries to regain control over the region.