Thursday, July 7

Aragonès will not attend Sánchez’s conference at the Liceu

The President of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, does not plan to attend the act of the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, on Monday at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, ​​in which he will present his strategy of “reencounter” with Catalonia, which includes defense of the pardons to the prisoners of 1-O. Sources from the Presidency of the Generalitat have explained to Europa Press that Aragonès will not attend the event because he had already planned an institutional visit to Terres de l’Ebre (Tarragona) that he will “keep”.

Aragonès received the invitation this Friday afternoon along with the rest of his Cabinet. In the Executive they consider that Sánchez should have first transferred his proposal to the Government before doing so in a public act, and since they do not know the content of that strategy, they question whether it is “something more than an act of propaganda.”

The President of the Government closed the Cercle d’Economia conference on Friday while at the same time the head of the Catalan Executive was in Waterloo meeting with Carles Puigdemont. Both Aragonès and the former president have agreed that the pardons “are not the political solution to the underlying political conflict.” “After their families, no one will be more glad than me that they get out of prison, but the Spanish State is forced to approve the pardons because if it does not take the initiative, others will take it for it,” said Puigdemont, who has considered that Despite the grace measure, “none of the historical demands of Catalonia will have been closed.”

In his speech to Catalan businessmen, who have supported his strategy of dialogue with the Government and pardons for prisoners, Sánchez has praised harmony as an economic value and calls for the involvement of the whole of society with dialogue. “We must undertake an agenda of reunion, return to the place where we stopped listening to each other, because there are many things that we share. In those spaces we must find an agreement,” defended the president, who added that “he cannot do it alone. one government or two governments “but it is” a task of all societies. ”