>> Catalonia's leader, again pushing for mediation with Spain.>>
> Outside Catalonia, most Spaniards appear strongly opposed to its independence, and the European Union has once again called on the two sides to talk.
Who called on Catalonia to return to the path of the law before any negotiations can begin. Rajoy's next move could be one of two things. The first, agreeing to wide-ranging negotiations with the Catalan. Or, as Reuters' Julien Toyer says, there's the second option.>> But he's also managing a stick which is triggering what experts here call a nuclear option in the Spanish Constitution which is suspending the Catalan autonomy.
Rajoy technically can do it without any external support from other groups, but that would be a very bold decision to take without at least the support of the Socialist opposition.>> Spain has been ruptured by Catalonia's decision to push ahead with the banned independence referendum. Some 900 people were injured after clashing with heavy handed police on polling day, an event which sparked street protests of thousands on Tuesday protesting the violence.
The Catalan leaders said he will declare independence next week, but Spain's constitutional court suspended a session of the Catalonia parliament scheduled for Monday, in which it had been expected to happen. Catalonia's plan comes despite the fact it won't be recognized domestically or internationally.>>
Saying it has no plans to wade into what many see as an internal matter.