The Catalan and Spanish governments are considering opening new spaces for dialogue—for instance, a commission with political parties to tackle the issue of independence. Senior ministers met today in a new effort to reduce tensions. But the arrests of activists, two mayors, and a journalist yesterday hasn't helped matters. Meanwhile, Yanis Varoufakis, Greece's former finance minister, is leading a political movement called DIEM25 with the aim of reforming the European Union. This is what he had to say about Catalonia and how Spain and the EU are handling the political crisis.