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Rajoy rejects Puigdemont's meeting proposal

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy said Friday that he was "open to dialogue" with the future regional government in Catalonia, on condition that "the law is applied without unilateral decisions". He rejected a meeting proposed earlier by Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont. He said he would "sit with the one who won the election," InesArrimadas, whose liberal Ciutadans party came first, while separatist parties won a majority of seats.

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EU leaders to discuss vaccine certificates

While some member states hope vaccine certificates could revive tourism, EU officials point out that it is not clear if vaccinated people can still carry the virus and infect others.

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