The Catalan independence movement is proud of the negotiations with the Catalan government after the election PSOE. So much Republican left as Together for Catalonia took advantage of the celebrations of their respective national councils this morning to spread a double message: on the one hand, to demand the concessions achieved in the first phase of the dialogue with the socialists and, on the other hand, to increase the pressure Pedro Sanchez advance the path to self-determination.
“Where we haven’t been for 40 years, we did it in two months,” said the spokesman JxCat in Congress, Miriam Nogueras, regarding the first steps towards recognizing the official status of the use of the Catalan language in state and European institutions. The leader of the post-convergent group in the House of Commons believes that the decisive factor was the decisive position in which her party remained after the July 23 elections: “During the election campaign we already said that nothing would happen if we were decisive “would be.” be the same and not return. It must be done as before.
For her part, the Secretary General of ERC, Marta Rovira He saw the consent to a future as “self-evident”. Amnesty law “which only needs to be specified” because it was “a prerequisite for the constitution of the congressional committee,” now a month ago.
From Geneva (Switzerland), the Republican leader pointed out that this process, which would benefit the accused, is essential because “it will serve to put an end to the inequality that is present in the negotiations to resolve the political issue Conflict exists.”
One of the points of the agreement signed between the PSOE and Esquerra on the composition of the governing body of the Congress included the commitment to continue with the Compensation about the “necessary legal channels”. Although it has not been written down, Republicans understand that this amounts to an amnesty law.
Both ERC and Junts naturally want to step on the accelerator and the proximity of the investiture meeting, to which the chairman of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo on September 26 and 27, do not leave the talks with Sánchez in a period of tactical hibernation, which would still have two months to try to be re-elected president if the popular candidate fails in his attempt, which With one exception, there is an unexpected twist in the script. .
Warnings to the PSOE
“You will not find us in last-minute negotiations, with last-minute concessions that serve partisan political purposes,” Rovira warned. Republicans would only vote if the next administration “returns to put the issue at the center of the political agenda,” he said. Conflict resolution“. However, the Secretary General of the ERC considers that the PSOE has not taken enough steps in this chapter: “We are not doing well.”
On the other hand, Esquerra’s number two is aware that since then 23-y the price of the vote of the seven Junts deputies is stated above that of the seven Republican parliamentarians, recalling that it was his party that “started to follow this path more than three years ago”.
Nogueras also wanted to warn Sánchez if he fails to fulfill his obligations regarding the institutional use of the Catalan language and the amnesty: “He still doesn’t know who is in front of him. He should not believe that time can solve his problems,” as he did. Mariano Rajoy because you can find surprises.
“On Tuesday we will see the level of credibility of the PSOE and whether Spain makes its voice heard in Europe, as Sánchez says,” the post-convergent leader said in Congress, referring to next week’s debate General Affairs Council to the request to include the Catalan He Basque and that Gallego in the language system of the European Union, an expansion that is viewed with caution by the governments of the European Union Sweden j Finland.
In addition, Nogueras took advantage of his intervention in the Junts conclave to harass Esquerra with some taunts: “Now we attack in advance, we will not lower our demands as others seem to be doing.” An allusion to the words of the Republican representative Teresa Jordan last Wednesday, when he said that given the difficulties in passing an explicit amnesty law before the inauguration, “a signed commitment with a timetable and a political will” could be equally valid.
“It is not about reforming Spain, which some seem to be working for, but about not losing it.” nation normalize the use of our language and make Catalonia a free country,” explained Nogueras.