‘Spain could be on the brink of collapse after the President of Catalonia vowed to go ahead with an independent referendum this September.
Carles Puigdemont also urged the European Union to support his region in a speech in a packed Brussels auditorium yesterday. He said: “Europe cannot look the other way.”
In July, Catalonia’s government voted in favour of holding a historic independence referendum, with or without the national government’s consent.
And just two months later, the president won a vote of confidence in his coalition by 72 votes to 63 to help pave the way towards a split from Spain.’