The mayor of Barcelona and leader of the Commons, Ada Colau, believes that the current political context does not require the presence of a mediator at the dialogue table on Catalonia, as the president of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, has again proposed.
In an interview with Catalunya Ràdio, Colau recalled this Saturday that the figure of a mediator or rapporteur “emerged in very tense moments, when everyone was looking for imaginative formulas to force dialogue,” and stressed that “the context is now clearly different. “
“The scenario now is different. It is not that of a PP Government that refused to recognize the conflict and sit down to talk. Now the Government has accepted a bilaterial table. First we have to sit down and start talking,” he added.
President Torra again requested yesterday the presence of a mediator at the dialogue table on Catalonia, just one day after meeting with the head of the Spanish Executive, Pedro Sánchez, in the Palau de la Generalitat.
Asked if the leader of Podemos and Vice President of the Government, Pablo Iglesias, will be present at the dialogue table, Colau has assured to ignore this point, and stressed: “The leadership of the talks corresponds to the PSOE, and we will help in everything that we can”.
“We (in reference to the Commons) are useful in informal help outside the tables. Jaume Asens has been useful for a long time, working as a bridge, talking to everyone. We will surely continue to do so,” he stressed.