Junts raises the tone against Aragonès and demands that he justify why he maintains the dialogue table

The bad relationship between the two parties that share the Government has been confirmed again this Friday. Junts per Catalunya has raised the tone against the president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, and has demanded him to justify why he maintains the dialogue table with the central government, the main bet of the republicans to overcome the political conflict after the sovereignist process and which Junts views with skepticism.

Aragonès warns Sánchez that "eternalizing the negotiations" sows doubts about the dialogue

Aragonès warns Sánchez that “eternalizing the negotiations” sows doubts about the dialogue

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In an interview with the ACN agency, the Junts spokesman, Josep Rius, has demanded that Aragonès expose the “objective data” and the “concrete advances” that lead him to maintain the dialogue table. “If there has been no progress, it is necessary for him to admit that Pedro Sánchez does not have a project for Catalonia or any will to negotiate a solution,” Rius launched the president.

In Rius’ opinion, the negotiation “doesn’t work, it doesn’t bear fruit and it hasn’t represented any progress for the independence process.” “If a table does not have a route, you have to look for alternatives”, he has riveted. Despite his criticism at the table, Rius has asked Aragonès to provide “objective data” on his progress

The last meeting of the table, held in Barcelona in September 2021, served for the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and Aragonès, to shield the negotiation between Executives without setting deadlines for an agreement. The session was marked by the previous crisis between ERC and Junts, which in the end was not present at the table, on account of the members of Puigdemont’s party chosen to form part of the Generalitat delegation.

Rius has advanced that in view of the next meeting of the table, still without a date, Junts does not plan to change the names proposed in the previous session (the pardoned Jordi Turull and Jordi Sànchez, who recently announced that he is leaving the general secretary of Junts, and the spokesperson in Congress, Miriam Nogueras). Neither PSOE nor ERC accepted those names because they were people from outside the Government.

To achieve a “position of strength” in the negotiation, Rius has suggested improving coordination between the 23 pro-independence deputies in the Congress of Deputies, in an evening critical of the ERC’s parliamentary support for the Government. “Sometimes the skilled negotiators in Madrid are very loquacious but inefficient,” Rius snapped, referring to the ERC spokesman in Congress, Gabriel Rufián, to immediately state that the sovereignist coordination in Madrid “does not exist”.

On the other hand, the Junts spokesperson has reproached Aragonès for the fact that there is still no collegiate space with the presence of all the pro-independence forces to work on “an alternative” to the dialogue table. This is one of the points of the Govern pact between ERC and Junts whose compliance is being analyzed by Puigdemont’s party through an audit.

Borràs defense

Rius has also referred to the situation of the president of the Parliament, Laura Borràs, who must be removed from office in application of the Parliament’s regulations once an oral trial is opened for her case of the split contracts to benefit a friend when he was presiding the Institution of Catalan Letters (ILC).

Rius has denied the accusations against Borràs and has insisted that it is a “political persecution” that wants to “dress” as corruption. The spokesman for Junts has been convinced that there are “formulae” to avoid having to apply the Parlament regulations to Borràs that would force him to leave office, although he has not specified them. He has indeed asked the rest of the independence groups for “a common front” in defense of Borràs by framing his case within a “general cause against independence.”

language law

Another of the points that has brought conflicts between the two groups to the Government is the response to the ruling that forces schools to apply 25% of classes in Spanish. Initially, PSC, ERC, Junts and comuns reached an agreement to modify the Language Policy Law, but Junts ended up falling off the hook due to the lack of “consensus” generated by the proposal among the entities in defense of the Catalan language.

According to Rius, the parliamentary group has been working for days with entities from the educational sector and organizations in defense of the language to make “adjustments” to the modification and achieve “a political and social consensus.” In addition, the spokesman has trusted that “no one will get off the hook” of the agreement once it is updated with the new modifications agreed with the sectors, in reference to the PSC. “Linguistic immersion has always had a broad consensus in Catalonia and we hope and trust that this broad consensus will continue”, he said.


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