Spain Tells Catalonia to Drop Its Independence Bid or Face the Consequences


Spain Tells Catalonia to Drop Its Independence Bid or Face the Consequences Catalonia has until Monday to provide clarification on its bid for independence And then it has until October 19th to rescind it or Spain will suspend Catalonia's current autonomy Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy set the deadline in a speech in Madrid If Catalonia doesn't drop its independence bid, Rajoy will likely implement Article 155 of the constitution Article 155 gives the Spanish government the ability to suspend the region's autonomy Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy