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Spanish government apologises to injured Catalans

The Spanish government’s representative in Catalonia has apologised to those injured during police efforts to stop Sunday’s independence referendum BBC reports.
But Enric Millo blamed the Catalan government for holding an illegal vote.
Meanwhile the government in Madrid has issued a decree making it easier for companies to move their headquarters away from Catalonia.
A Catalan minister told the BBC his government would go ahead with an independence debate in parliament.
According to the BBC, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont now plans to address the Catalan parliament on Tuesday – later than was expected.
Spain’s Constitutional Court earlier suspended the parliament session that had been planned for Monday. There is speculation that the parliament will declare independence unilaterally, based on last Sunday’s disputed vote, which was declared illegal under Spanish law.
Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is chairing a cabinet meeting to discuss the next moves in the confrontation with Catalonia.
Meanwhile, the Catalan chief of police, Josep Lluis Trapero, has appeared before a judge in Madrid on suspicion of sedition against the state.
His Mossos d’Esquadra force is accused of failing to protect Spanish national police from protesters ahead of the 1 October independence referendum.

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