Aragonès offers a table of dialogue between the Government and the Generalitat


After the ruling al procés, and the unrest experienced in Catalonia, the vice-president of the Government, Pere Aragonès, believes that “it is the hour of politics.” With this statement as a basis, the leader of Esquerra and number two in the Executive Catalan has presented this Thursday in Madrid a proposal to form a dialogue table “without preconditions” to meet the central Government with the Catalan. “It would be a space to talk without apriorismos and the declaration of P would be a good starting point,” said Aragonès in an informative breakfast organized by Europa Press. The vice-president and minister of Economy referred to the text that you agreed to, for only 10 months, the president Pedro Sanchez and the leader of the government, Quim Torra, to try to stem the crisis in Catalan and that was in wet paper after a few weeks.

With a speech that combined the maximum hardness of the ideology of independence with the purpose of acting within the law —”you do not need skip”, has pointed out—, Aragonès has outlined the four points that, in his opinion, should join this forum of dialogue. The first refers to the recognition of the parties, a warning to the central Government supports the independence as a partner of the parliamentary majority Catalan. The second consists of “no vetoes in the content”, although Aragonès has not cited the referendum as a necessary condition. The third, perhaps the most thorny, alluding to what has been referred to as a “system to validate democratically agreed at that table”, an idea that has been summarized with the word voting, without specifying more. The latter includes the need to give “legal security and guarantees” that what was agreed in that table are met.

Aware that their profile generates less distrust in the Spanish government that the highest representative of the Generalitat, Aragonès has taken up an idea already sketched out last week by the Quim Torra, but that was very faded after insisting the president in the referendum of self-determination as a solution to the crisis in Catalan. “We’re going to be at the height of this historical moment. I ask that someone sit in the empty chair” – has underlined the representative of the Government, in a clear call to Pedro Sanchez.


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Despite highlighting that flank more dialogue, Aragonès has done an exhaustive review of all the rhetoric of the independence movement. “The State of autonomies has died, has come to an end. For millions of catalans, the autonomy is dead, and the road to independence is irreversible,” he emphasized at the beginning of his intervention. Asked about what is the space for dialogue if the independence is thought to be irreversible, Aragonès has been given to understand that this is a starting position, is subject to change in the event of a negotiation policy: “What we will not do is give up our beliefs before we enter into a dialogue table”.

The leader of ERC, who seek alternative pathways to the immobility of the Round, although without dissent publicly from the president, has sharply criticized Sanchez for what he considers a posture electioneering: refusing to form a Government with the need for parliamentary support of nationalist groups after the elections of last April and, instead, call new elections. Aragonès believe that this attitude is due to the “fear of the right and ultra-right” and urges him to abandon it. “From the fear will not rule. This is what distinguishes a president of a statesman”, has riveted. Aragonès has obviated that the elections of the past April was precipitated by the lack of parliamentary support to the budgets of the socialist Government. Between the parties that rejected the accounts of the State was CKD.

Aragonès, which maintains a line of communication relatively smooth with the vice-president Carmen Calvo, has just found institutional representation among the public of the act of information that has starred in Madrid. As the only representatives of the central Government have turned the high commissioner for the Agenda 2030, Cristina Gallach, and the secretary general of the Coordination Territorial, Miryam Alvarez, of the Ministry of Territorial Policy. Aragonès has ensured that it is communicated to Calvo twice in the past week, but has refused to disclose the content of the conversations.


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