Negotiations are underway to try to close once and for all a pact on Catalan at school. PSC, ERC and commons have given Junts 24 hours on Tuesday to redirect its position and support a language policy initiative that can be presented at the next plenary session of the Catalan Parliament. The three groups also make it clear that they will promote an initiative without the neoconvergents if they do not reach an agreement
Parliamentary sources have explained to Ep that this agreement may or may not consist of the reform of the Language Policy Law agreed by the four groups in March, from which Junts later dropped due to the rejection that it considers it generated in entities and the educational community.
The options that are being considered have not been revealed at the moment because the content is still being worked on.
The same sources have highlighted that, if an agreement is not reached in these 24 hours, the socialists, republicans and comuns will ask without Junts to convene an extraordinary Board of Spokespersons so that the next plenary session includes the vote on a "legal instrument" to advance in the shielding of Catalan at school, regardless of whether or not the Government promotes a decree on this matter, as Junts has proposed. They have stressed that it is urgent to have this instrument, after it has been ordered to apply in a maximum period of 15 days the sentence that requires 25% of teaching hours to be taught in Spanish.
Sources from the three groups have highlighted their desire to reach a consensus with Junts, because among other reasons there is room for it, and for this reason they have ruled out bringing a proposal to the Board of Spokespersons that meets this Tuesday for the next full. However, they acknowledge that they have not yet received an alternative proposal from Junts to the one agreed upon in the bill to amend the Language Policy Law.
On the other hand, as announced, the Generalitat has presented this Tuesday an appeal for reversal against the order of the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) to give "immediate compliance" to the sentence that sets 25% of Spanish in the Catalan school.
At a press conference after the Consell Executiu, the Government spokesperson, Patrícia Plaja, explained that the appeal asks to suspend the effects of the order until the appeal is resolved due to the "serious damage that can be caused to the entire educational community" by applying this order.
«A response is needed in different areas at the same time and this is what the Government is doing. Today the appeal against the interlocutory is presented and work is being done to make the necessary legislative modifications possible« that the parliamentary groups are debating right now, Plaja detailed. »It is an issue that requires maximum consensus« and for this reason she has said that she is working with »maximum discretion«, she added.
Plaja has highlighted that the Government wants to act in all areas to defend Catalan in the face of the 25% sentence, both from the Generalitat and the Parliament and in all judicial areas and has recalled that work is being done to imminently promote a decree law that serves to protect educational centers.