World Bulletin / News Desk
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has again rejected a possible independence referendum by Catalonia’s regional government.
Speaking in parliament on Wednesday, Rajoy said he would not permit a vote on independence for the northern-eastern autonomous region.
"I do not want a Catalonia impoverished or outside the EU," he added.
Answering a parliamentary question from pro-independence Republican left politician, Alfred Bosch, Rajoy said such a decision was for the whole of the Spanish people.
"You cannot disobey the constitution. This is obviously a red light and not democratic. There will be no referendum," Rajoy said.
Bosch said the Catalonian people were waiting for a 'green light' for full democracy and full freedom.
In February, the Spanish parliament rejected plans by Catalonia to hold a referendum on independence in November 2014.Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Mart 2014, 15:05