Madrid’s efforts to destroy the secessionist movement in Catalonia continues full-tilt with the firing of two Catalan officials, the general director of foreign relations, Marina Falcó and Agustí Colomines. director of public school administration.
|Spain sacks two senior Catalan officials|
SPAIN yesterday continued its onslaught against institutions in Catalonia by sacking two senior officials – the general director of foreign relations, Marina Falcó and Agustí Colomines. director of public school administration.
The Madrid government used Article 155, under which it imposed direct rule on the state following the October referendum, to fire the pair, saying their situation was “incompatible with the position they are holding”.
Falcó’s dismissal came after deposed and exiled Catalan culture minister, Lluís Puig, took part in an event marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of writer Manuel de Pedrolo at the Catalan government delegation in Brussels, where he gave a short address.