The president of the Generalitat of Catalonia and co-leader of the ERC, Pere Aragonès, has once again questioned the parliamentary stability of the Government of Spain if he does not clarify, according to his demands, the case of espionage by the CNI on 18 independentistas between 2017 and 2020 with the Pegasus software. From Brussels (Belgium), Aragonès has indicated that he does not seem compatible to spy on him and, at the same time, ask him to maintain the stability of the PSOE and Podemos in Congress.
"It is quite incompatible for someone to be dangerous enough to be spied on, but good enough to guarantee parliamentary stability," said the regional president, in response to several questions from journalists from the European Parliament, and added: "Yes I was spied on three years ago as an independentista and today I am still an independentista, perhaps I am still being spied on today«.
In relation to a possible meeting with the president of the Executive, to deal with the Pegasus case, Aragonès has said that he does not want "a meeting for the sake of a meeting" and has insisted that the demand of Catalan nationalism consists of "maximum transparency", " assumption of responsibilities” and “guarantees of non-repetition”. "There is no problem (to a meeting with Pedro Sánchez), but we demand that it not be just a photo," he added.
On the other hand, the President of the Generalitat closed his visit to the European Parliament this afternoon, which began yesterday and ended without being received by any community authority. On Wednesday he met with Carles Puigdemont and this Thursday with MEPs from ERC, Junts, the commons and the PSC. Specifically, the socialist representative who has attended him has been the MEP Javi López.
Despite the poor balance of the official trip, Aragonès has highlighted that "Catalonia recovers its relationship with the European institutions" and has defined today's meetings as an "intense day". The president of the Generalitat has said that the relationship with the European institutions "is an ongoing relationship" and has appropriated the visit to Barcelona a few weeks ago by Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, who came to Spain as a guest by the Círculo de Economía, an association that awarded her an award, and with whom she spoke for just a few minutes standing.