Sanchez and Torra will be today between discrepancies on the format of the meeting

Sanchez and Torra will be today between discrepancies on the format of the meeting



The head of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, and the President of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, will meet today in Barcelona, ​​where there will also be a meeting of several members of their respective executives that causes different interpretations in the two administrations regarding its format.

While in Moncloa consider that the appointment of Catalan ministers and advisers will simply be a parallel meeting to that of their two presidents, in the Generalitat raise the rank of both meetings and speak of a "mini-summit" between the State Government and the Catalan after a mere "salutation" of its presidents.

The forecast is that the meeting, on the eve of the Council of Ministers of Barcelona, ​​will be held in the afternoon at the Pedralbes Palace, but both the Government and the Generalitat have avoided including it in their official agendas.

Although the publication of these agendas was delayed until last night, there is no reference to it either in the section of the activities of the respective presidents or in that of the ministers or advisers

In the case of the Government is limited to quote as "forecast" that Sanchez will travel to Barcelona at 5:00 pm.

Nor is his presence included in the dinner organized by the Foment del Treball employers' association in Barcelona and which is expected to attend with the Minister of Economy, Nadia Calviño, and Labor, Magdalena Valerio.

Yesterday, the Vice President of the Government, Carmen Calvo stressed that Sanchez and Torra would be alone and can not speak of a bilateral meeting.

"There will not be a meeting of two governments, this is not because we are the Government of Catalonia too, there will be a meeting of the presidents and maybe we will have a meeting like I would with Mr. Aragonès (the vice president of the Generalitat) and some member more, but it is not a bilateral meeting of governments, "he stressed.

It has also advanced that "surely" would be present on the part of the Government the Minister of Territorial Policy, Meritxell Batet.

Sources of the Generalitat assured, on the other hand, that the format that they give by "agreed" with the Government is a "minicumbre" of the two presidents and three members of each cabinet.

On the Catalan side, everything points out that, in addition to Pere Aragonès, the consellera de Presidencia, Elsa Artadi, and the Minister of Justice, Ester Capella.

Calvo stressed the normality of a meeting between the President of the Government and the Generalitat and advanced that in his conversation with Aragonés could talk about the importance of approving the general budgets of the State for 2019.

Some budgets that said that "they are very good for the whole of Spain and for some endemic problems in Catalonia".

Precisely yesterday sources of the PDeCAT advanced to Efe that foresees to vote today in favor of the path of public deficit that the Government proposes and that will be debated in the plenary session of the Congress.

The sources of the Generalitat assured, on the other hand, that the "summit" of today is going to have "political content", and Torra, before the plenary session of the Parlament, enumerated the subjects that it would wish to deal with Sanchez.

He cited in particular the "great consensus" of Catalan society, which are, he said, the rejection of the monarchy, the "repression" against pro-independence leaders and a new 155, the defense of the exercise of the right to self-determination through a "agreed" referendum and the Catalan school.

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