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>> A day after hundred of thousands of pro Spain Unionists protested in Barcelona, the Spanish government and Catalonia show no signs of compromise. Following the banned referendum on the region's independence held at the start of the month. Spain feels that the Catalan Parliament will vote to break away on Tuesday when its leader Carlos Puigdemont is due to address the Assembly.
Reuters Bureau Chief in Madrid, Julien Toyer, says one question is what immediate legal effect it would have.>> The Spanish Constitutional Court will immediately block it and the Declaration of Independence would have to be recognized, not only by Spain but also by many other international countries in order to be any effect.
Which is at the moment, very, very unlikely.>> Bomb disposal officers were seen examining the area outside the Catalan Regional Government Building on Monday as tension simmers. Losing Catalonia, which has its own language and culture, is almost unthinkable for Madrid. And Spain's Deputy Prime Minister said on Monday the government will act on any independence declaration.
>> And then we'll have to see whether the central government decide to answer though the courts by asking, for instance, the public prosecutor to file a complaint against and even maybe remove him from power. Or whether the government will try to act more politically and use their constitutional powers to suspend the autonomy and intervene the regional authorities.
>> The leader of the country Socialist party has already said he will back Prime Minister Mariano on Catalonia, and neighbor France has said it won't recognize a unilateral independence declaration. Economic pressure is also rising on the pro independence camp. A stream of Catalonia based firms, including its two largest banks have moved their legal bases outside the region and the boards of three more companies were meeting on Monday to discuss doing the same.