The president, Pere Aragonès, met this Friday at the Palau de la Generalitat with the leader of the commons in Parliament, Jéssica Albiach, to discuss the new budgets and the future of the ERC solo executive with the recent departure of Junts . As you have progressed ‘The newspaper’ and the ACN has been able to confirm, Aragonés and Albiach have held a “private meeting” to talk “about the current political and economic situation.”
The Presidency underlines that Aragonès has also had “telephone conversations” with Junts, the CUP and PSC, with whom it has agreed to “hold longer conversations in the coming days.” For now, no meeting has been closed, according to the same sources. The comuns consider that an extension of the accounts would not be acceptable.
The spokeswoman for the PSC parliamentary group, Alícia Romero, also considers that a budget extension is “irresponsible” and has warned that “it will greatly limit the actions of the Government” in the midst of the crisis. In addition, the socialists have approved in their ‘alternative government’ a proposal for a social shock plan worth 848 million euros, which they have sent to the president of the Generalitat. The PSC has already announced that it would propose a counterproposal after Aragonès announced a “social shield” worth 300 million euros, which the PSC considered insufficient.
After the interview on TV3 in which the president urged Salvador Illa’s party on Thursday to reach agreements on “the field of anti-repression”, Romero replied that there is no repression in Catalonia. “It is a country where rights and freedoms are respected and the rule of law is applied, we do not know what it refers to,” he remarked. In addition, he has said that in the various meetings with social entities and unions “nobody has talked about repression” but instead “they do talk about the problems to make ends meet.”