Although sussent, the territorial issue is crouched in the government's agenda. The purpose of the Moncloa of drawing the territorial conflict from the focus has managed to reduce prominence, but a referendum is still claiming from Catalonia. In the presidential complex, do not contemplate it and, in fact, they are unmounted from the pretension of United Sectors. Maybe a consultation is held in this community. "The Procées was far behind," they say in the Moncloa.
One of Pedro Sánchez's large political bets was trying to deflave the Catalan conflict. For this he decided to assume the cost of recovering the dialogue table and granted the inducts to the leaders of the Proctors. What the president of the government does not contemplate is a referendum. Neither a "consultation of a change in the structure of the state", as it pointed only a few days ago Joan Subirats, Minister of Universities and the Sphere of United Can we.
In the Moncloa insist that its dialogue with the Generalitat will be "within the framework of the Constitution and the Law." "When there is a consultation, it will be a consultation on agreements [at the Dialogue Bureau], we are not going to transfer the responsibility to do something that corresponds to politics, Isabel Rodríguez, Government spokesman and minister of Territorial policy.
Once it was visualized that the institutional relationship between the Government and the Generalitat was resumed, in the PSOE, the Proceder was played. The time of the referendum had passed, also that of the judicialization of the conflict, is the time of dialogue, sustained the socialists. "Catalan society is not found in that scenario," Rodriguez has sustained on a referendum. "2017 is far behind."
Rodríguez was the government representative who attended a few days ago at an Act of Pere Aragonés, president of the Generalitat, in Madrid, in which, among other things, claimed the referendum and pointed to the right of self-determination as "inevitable".
In the government, in the socialist sector, they insist that it is a red line. "We do not share the political position of independence. In the area of the Constitution and the Law will find us," Rodríguez holds, who is eager to move that what he says is the government's position.
Since it was decided to recover the dialogue table, in the Government they have contemplated that Catalan citizens could vote in a consultation the agreement that, to occur, is reached in that forum. The measures or political decisions that the Executive and the Generalitat could agree. There are yes see margin and see possibilities. But not in lighting a kind of new secessionist consultation.
In any case, the Government's commitment remains to let the Catalan conflict hibernate. In this strategy, the decision to cool a new meeting of the dialogue table is framed, which secessionists press to meet.
The Moncloa wants to give absolute priority to economic recovery, the management of European funds and the overcoming of the COVID-19 pandemic. They do not want to open the door to be introduced into the political agenda issues that cover this government action as, for example, has occurred with the crisis aroused by the statements of the Minister of Consumer, Albert Garzón, on livestock.
What will meet in the coming weeks will be the Bilateral Generalitat-State Commission, which is where economic and competency transfers are negotiated. Government spokesman, Patrícia Raja, has announced that he will meet in Barcelona between the end of January and beginning of February.Date Of Update: 17 January 2022, 10:02