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EU still unmoved by Spain’s standoff with Catalan separatists

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European leaders maintain their position that independence drive is strictly a matter for Madrid

A European arrest warrant issued for five former Catalan ministers is stirring nationalist feelings around the continent but looks unlikely to change the EU’s settled view of the separatists’ standoff with the Spanish government.

The arrest of the former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont in Germany on Sunday, and the decision by his former education minister, Clara Ponsatí, to turn herself in to Scottish police on Wednesday, may be diplomatically delicate.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/29/catalan-independence-european-leaders-unmoved-spain-standoff-with-separatists