October 2, 2017 / 2:38 PM / 5 months ago

EU's Tusk appealed to Rajoy to avoid escalation in Catalonia

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk appealed to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Monday to seek ways to avoid escalation in Catalonia and the use of force following Sunday’s independence referendum in the region.

After speaking to Rajoy, Tusk tweeted: “Sharing his constitutional arguments, I appealed for finding ways to avoid further escalation and use of force.”

Reporting by Alissa de Carbonnel; Editing by Alastair Macdonald

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