Nearly 1,000 people attend debate with Puigdemont in Geneva
The Catalan crisis has officially landed in Switzerland. Nearly 1,000 people attended the debatewith Carles Puigdemont that was held in the Swiss city of Geneva on Sunday. In a press conference after the discussion, the deposed Catalan leader stated that Swiss mediation between the Catalan and the Spanish administrations would be a "privilege". Puigdemont noted that Switzerland has a broad "experience" in international mediation, as well as in the fields of peace and human rights. Still, he stressed that the international mediation needs to be accepted by both parties. Once the debate was over, the deposed Catalan leader insisted on the idea of international mediation between Catalonia and Spain, as they could encourage political "dialogue" between both administrations.