January 18, 2021

The Government sees more "cold" the relationship with the Government after the "censorship" of Borrell

The Government sees more "cold" the relationship with the Government after the "censorship" of Borrell



The councilor and spokesperson of the Government, Elsa Artadi, has affirmed that the relations of the Generalitat with the central government are now "cooler" after the "censorship" of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, who did not invite the Catalan president, Quim Torra, to the forum of the Union for the Mediterranean.

In the press conference after the meeting of the Catalan government, Artadi explained that they learned from half of last week that Torra was excluded from the forum of the UfM and caused "surprise" that, in his opinion, can not be done with Pedro Sanchez as president what "we did with -Mariano- Rajoy" in the Moncloa, which did allow the then president Artur Mas to attend international forums at the Palau de Pedralbes.

"In some areas we seem to go back and decide to censor – Quim Torra – and restrict freedom of expression," said Artadi, who has judged that Borrell is "afraid" of explaining a version of what is happening in Catalonia. "It's not yours."

In this context, the presidential councilor has stressed that relations with the government "are cooler today than last week" but has not blamed the ultimatum that Torra sent Sanchez, but statements such as Borrell.

"Relations are cooled when the government makes decisions that do not favor dialogue or make statements like Borrell's, and Torra's reaction -with the ultimatum- is a consequence of what they do," he argued.

Regarding the proposal by Torra letter to hold a meeting with Sanchez at the Palau de la Generalitat, Artadi explained that the cabinets of both presidents have already been in contact and that the Moncloa has moved them to "give a written response "

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