Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has said that discussions with Catalan independence politicians should take place in an effort to find a solution to the current political issues in the region.
During his ninety minute long speech in the Spanish parliament yesterday, he said that dialogue was the only step forward since last years contested declaration of independence. He went on to say though that all negotiations would be within the framework of the constitution.
The PSOE leader also went on to mention that the remains of former dictator Francisco Franco will be exhumed in the coming days, saying that no democracy can display monuments that extol a dictatorship.
A strike by staff at Amazon over the last few days has resulted in two people being arrested.
Workers at the internet giants depot at an Fernando de Henares near to Madrid set up a picket line for 72 hours on Monday, impacting Amazon Prime day.
The two arrests were made after traffic in the area was reported to have been blocked. Both have been released, with the CC.OO and CGT Unions denying that there was any disruption to local traffic.
A metre and a half high tidal surge, called a rissaga, has caused localised flooding and minor damage in Menorca.
The beach in Cala en Blanes was flooded, and sea water reached street level in Ciutadella.
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Minor damage was also reported in Alcudia and Andratx.