Sunday, January 23

Aragonese: “There is no reason for the Government’s endorsement instruments to be rejected”

The president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, has defended this Saturday the legality and “legal solidity” of the guarantee of the Catalan Institute of Finance (ICF) to face the bonds imposed by the Court of Accounts on thirty exalted charges by the foreign action of the Government between 2011 and 2017.

The defendants for the process present to the Court of Accounts the Government’s endorsement for the guarantees of 5.4 million

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Aragonès has ensured that the Catalan Government does not contemplate “any option” other than its acceptance by the body and also by the Council of Statutory Guarantees, which has to issue its opinion on the matter next week (at the request of PSC, Cs and PPC ). Regarding the resignation of three members of the ICF leadership before the vote on the granting of the guarantee of 5.4 million euros, Aragonés thanked them for the years of “commitment” to the public body.

On a visit to Terrassa, Aragonès has clearly defended the initiative of its Executive through the aforementioned ICF the required bond, despite the division that it has generated in the entity. “[Los avales] They are fully legal, according to a decree law of which everyone recognizes its legal solidity, “he assured. The president thus understands that there are no reasons why the body can reject this” mechanism “, nor for a contrary pronouncement by part of the Council of Statutory Guarantees, has until July 29 to issue its opinion.

Asked about the fact that three members of the management of the Catalan Institute of Finance resigned this week just before the close vote on the granting of the guarantee, the president has limited himself to “thanking everyone for the task that is being carried out in any of the public bodies “. And in the thanks, he has also included “the people of the ICF board of directors who have done a very important task in recent years. I can only have words of thanks for their commitment.”

Aragonés has insisted on the need for the Generalitat to give “the protection that legally corresponds to people who have acted in the exercise of their position and in accordance with the law.” “The Government of Catalonia protects its public servants now and in the past,” he insisted, before describing as “political persecution” and “economic inquisition” the claim of a court that he considers “instrumentalized by the Spanish nationalist right”. “Not even the TC itself questioned, when it examined it in the past, what the Generalitat was doing at the level of foreign action. The persecution is because we are independentists,” he snapped.