The acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, said on Saturday that "it is clear that there will have to be two Catalans in the Government, with a strong and decisive presence."
"Soon there will be a vacancy, and volunteers will be admitted," he said at the closing of the PSC Summer School, although he has asked not to congratulate him on his upcoming position until he exceeds the European Parliament's hearing to be named high. representative of the EU.
In addition, he has accused the independence movement of making "a campaign of terrible disrepute" against his "humble person", after he has been proposed as the highest representative of European diplomacy.
The socialist has refused to take his appointment for granted because before he has to pass a suitability test – the so-called "hearing" -, and get a favorable vote of two thirds of the camera.
To obtain this broad majority, he has continued, before he must "convince" the MEPs that it is not "what they may think it is", especially "when there is a smear campaign as terrible as what the separatist movement is doing. Catalan "against his" humble person ".
"But, well, this is the job," he added during his speech at the closing of the summer school of the PSC, which has also intervened the leader of the Catalan Socialists, Miquel Iceta, and the leader of the party in Barcelona, Jaume Collboni.
He has also celebrated the negotiation of the party to form municipalities and councils in Catalonia, and has joked that they could lend a hand in Madrid.