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An Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) is pictured in front of the prison in Neumuenster, Germany, April 5, 2018. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer


BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany wants to see lawmakers in Catalonia's regional assembly agree to form a government, since only then progress can be made on reaching a political solution to the region's stand-off with Madrid in the aftermath of last year's unofficial secession referendum, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Friday.

Government spokespeople told a regular news conference that the government had no role to play in the "judicial matter" of the possible extradition of former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, who was granted bail by a German court on Thursday.

(Reporting by Thomas Escritt; Editing by Maria Sheahan)

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