Rajoy: Catalan independence declaration will not achieve its goals

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned on Tuesday that the Spanish state would not withhold the use of any available political or legal tools when it came to defending Spain and upholding its law and Constitution. (El Pais)

The statement by the leader of the center-right Popular Party (PP) comes after Catalan secessionist parties had earlier Tuesday registered a document declaring “the beginning of the process to create an independent Catalan state.