“There is a very great reluctance in the pro-independence movement to recognize that there is a problem between the Catalans,” he assured
BARCELONA, August 11 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The leader of the PSC, Salvador Illa, has again urged the President of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonés, to call the Catalan parties’ table: “There is a very clear reluctance in the independence movement to recognize that there is a problem between the Catalans, but we have to open this process.”
In an interview with ‘El Periódico’ this Thursday, collected by Europa Press, he defended that this space should be used to search for “the lowest common denominator, that point of consensus in Catalan society” which he believes undergoing an improvement in self-government, not for independence or recentralization.
“Catalan independence is a manifestation of the wave of populism that we had in the second decade of the 21st century, which sought to offer magical solutions to complex situations. It is now accepted that complex situations require complex answers,” he added.
ENERGY AND GOVERNMENT REGULATION
On the energy saving decree, he defended that the government had taken decisions “with common sense” and in line with the rest of Europe, recalling that the executive had asked the autonomous communities to submit proposals by the end of August.
“What citizens are asking for now is loyalty, and some fill their mouths with good words, but they never miss an opportunity to trip them up,” said Illa, who hopes the decree will still find enough support in Congress MPs.
He has also ruled out that there will be a change in the electoral cycle in Spain, claiming that the government is doing what it should be doing at a very complex time and that “it must govern without looking at the polls. “