At the European Parliament in Brussels, members were trying to make sense of what was emanating from Catalonia.
Philippe Lamberts, from the Belgian Greens:
“Dialogue is what we need. Some space was created for it when the Catalan Prime Minister Puigdemont refrained from unilaterally declaring independence and when Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish Prime Minister, refrained from suspending Catalan autonomy. Now it’s for the two to talk to one another, and if they do not take the initiative, maybe the EU Commission should offer its services to help reinstating dialogue.”