4 Oct 2017

Spain's King calls for unity amid Catalan crisis

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 4 October 2017

King Felipe of Spain has accused the Catalan authorities of disloyalty for organising an illegal independence referendum on Sunday. In his televised address to the nation, he said Spain was in a very serious situation. Kathryn Ryan talks to Josep-Maria Terricabras who is a Catalan MEP, and a member of the group in the European parliament dealing with the Brexit process. He is also a member of the Catalan National Assembly, which wants to see Catalonia become a new European state. Catalonia has 7.5 million inhabitants, about as many as Bulgaria. The Catalan, in their prosperous region in North-Eastern Spain, speak their own language. Ambitions to become independent have been there for decades.