10.05 News Roundup: Banks Leave; Catalan Parliament Session Suspended

The Daily Roundup surveys the most important headlines of the day surrounding the Referendum. Sources in Catalan, Spanish, and English are included and summarized wherever possible.

  • Economic repercussions: the Board of Directors of La Caixa, the third largest financial institution of Spain, announced today that it will convene this Friday to discuss the possible departure of its headquarters from Barcelona. The meeting, held in response to the possible independence of Catalonia, follows the announcement earlier today of another banking institution, Sabadell, that it will move its headquarters from Barcelona to the southern city of Alicante. [La Vanguardia]
  • Court bans independence meeting: the Constitutional Court of Spain today suspended the Catalan Parliament's session on Monday, Oct. 9th, the day on which independence is supposed to be declared. The Court warned the vice-president of Parliament, Carme Forcadell, and the Parliament's bureau that an attempt to hold Monday's session would incur legal consequences. [El País]