France warns it will not recognise Catalonia as an independent state

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The French government has said it will not recognise Catalonia as an independent state, ahead of  an expected address by the region's pro-independence president Carles Puigdemont before the Catalan parliament on Tuesday. 

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The French government has said it will not recognise Catalonia if it declares independence from Spain and such a move will mean expulsion from the EU, reports BBC News.