Catalonia will hold independence referendum on October 1st despite Spanish objection
The Catalan Parliament voted to hold an independece referendum on 1 October
SPANISH prosecutors have threatened to raise criminal charges against Catalan MPs, after the region vowed to hold an independence referendum in October.
The Catalan regional parliament voted in favour of a bill to allow the wealthy region to legally hold a referendum, despite opposition from the Spanish Government in Madrid.
Constitutional courts in Spain have ruled the move illegal.