“This is not a personal decision but the outcome of the 1st October referendum,” President of Catalonia Puigdemont said. “This is a European affair now. (…) The only way to ensure survival…is that Catalonia should become a state.“
“In the United Kingdom we saw that it was possible so why in Spain was it not possible?” he said. “After 1st October referendum, Catalonia won the right to be an independent state. Catalonia will be a Republic. We propose suspension of the declaration of independence to allow dialogue with Madrid. We need time to allow dialogue ,” he continued.