Next stop: face to face

The independence movement currently faces the challenge of ensuring that espionage with Pegasus remains at the height of public and media attention.

Next stop: face to face

The independence movement currently faces the challenge of ensuring that espionage with Pegasus remains at the height of public and media attention. He has squeezed as much as he could out of the mobile intrusion scandal, but now the Government believes that the maelstrom will lead to a deadlock that it wants to save immediately with the face-to-face meeting between the presidents. Pedro Sánchez promised to do so with Pere Aragonès last Friday at the Cercle d'Economia event.

In the Generalitat they do not believe that Moncloa will provide more news until vis-à-vis. Since the case broke out, the Government has taken steps, although it was difficult for it to start the machine: a visit by Félix Bolaños to Laura Vilàgra, opening of the Official Secrets Commission, dismissal of the director of the National Intelligence Center (CNI) and explanations or justifications of Margarita Robles. The dismissal of the Minister of Defense is not even intuited today. So "the next stop is face to face", they assume in the Government. At the same time they trust that it will arrive “sooner than later”.

To overcome this impasse, Citizen Lab will not help either. According to sources from the various independence parties, they have not even been sent new mobiles yet. That other names of spies come to light goes a long way. The meticulousness with which they say from the independence movement that this laboratory works will later prevent the diligence.

However, in the Government they assure that since the promise of an appointment between presidents, no progress has been made. There are difficulties marking the date. They assure that the format or the place has not even been discussed. The current week, with the president's tight agenda, has not been propitious either, "although it can be modified given the importance of the issue."

This Wednesday, Aragonès insisted in the Parlament on the triple demand: declassification of documents, assumption of responsibilities by the Spanish Executive and guarantees of non-repetition of espionage. These are claims that ERC, Junts and the CUP have agreed to repeat over and over again. And the independence movement believes that the last two claims are feasible, not even minimally, in this face-to-face still to come.

There are, however, those who fear that the demands will be overlooked: Albert Batet, leader of JxCat in the Catalan Chamber, made a request: "We cannot be left with only rhetorical demands." "We can't talk to someone who spies on us," he stressed.

But that there are issues that are beginning to rub shoulders with espionage to occupy the top one of attention was also evidenced in Parliament. Of the eight interventions to question the president of the Generalitat, only one, that of Junts, corresponded to Catalangate. Esquerra and the commons chose to address the controversy over 25% Spanish in schools. The CUP again questioned the candidacy for the Winter Games.

In any case, in this session Aragonès wanted to make it clear that the change in the direction of the CNI is not enough and until there is transparency, assumption of responsibilities and guarantees of non-repetition "no one can consider any crisis as nuanced or resolved ”.


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