Escrivá: "In Europe there are many difficulties in explaining the length of sentences" of the 'process'

The Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, Jose Luis Escrivá, has assured this Thursday that he has “encountered many difficulties in explaining to other community partners the magnitude of the penalties” and the “length of the sentences” to the leaders of the ‘procés’.

Escrivá has expressed this way in an interview on TVE after being asked about the pardons to the independence leaders in prison. “When we have all the elements, I will speak, but you have to let the process continue,” he replied.

Of course, the minister has wanted to put “on the table” an issue that, in his opinion, all politicians have to “incorporate into their internal reflection.” “I always look at the countries around us, and we have to know where we move and where we are,” Escrivá pointed out.

“Catalan conflict”

Along these lines, the head of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations has recognized “difficulties” when it comes to “explaining the magnitude of the penalties that have occurred in the ‘procés'”. “I have had difficulties in the length of the sentences and the general attitude towards a process of this type in terms of magnanimity,” he added.

Escrivá himself said two weeks ago that in Europe “it is difficult to explain” the political “climate” in Catalonia while pointing out that the “regulatory framework” Spanish “is understood to be regular”. The minister then wanted to share a reflection on the “Catalan conflict” which he arrived at after having spent the “last years walking around Europe”.

“What I observe systematically and has been discussed a lot in the corridors of international meetings and the Catalan issue has been very latent, high on the table. Perhaps it is understood to regulate perhaps our regulatory framework in this area. It is difficult to explain it, and look at the Spanish we have made great efforts, “he said at the time.


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