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Castells says that those who reject pardons prefer the "military occupation" of Catalonia
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Castells says that those who reject pardons prefer the "military occupation" of Catalonia

The Minister of Universities, Manuel Castells, has defended this Friday that "without pardons" to the leaders of the process "It is not possible to normalize and stabilize the political conflict in Catalonia", while at the same time charged against the right for not proposing any alternative. In an interview on Telemadrid, Castells has argued that "if Catalonia does not stabilize, Spain does not stabilize". For this reason, he has insisted that the granting of the grace measure can help "to start negotiating." "What should be done, a permanent 155? A military occupation, what do some parties propose?"asked the head of Universities, who has criticized the right for" continuing to increase and widen the gap between Catalans and Spaniards. " In this sense, the minister has...
Pedro Sánchez will announce the pardons on Monday at the Liceo and the Government will approve them the next day
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Pedro Sánchez will announce the pardons on Monday at the Liceo and the Government will approve them the next day

This Monday, Pedro Sanchez will star in an act "before a broad representation of civil society" at the Liceo de Barcelona, ​​under the title Reunion: a project for the future for all of Spain. The objective is to conclude the negotiation process with the new Govern of Catalonia, chaired by Pere Aragonès, and announce - according to government sources - that on Tuesday the 22nd pardons will be approved in the Council of Ministers. And it is that this Friday the final meeting is held in Moncloa to give the final approval to the grace measures and that they can go next Tuesday, as this newspaper advanced, to the Council of Ministers. This is how it will be if everything goes according to plan at this highest level event. Nothing indicates otherwise, because the 12 files that were drafted i...
Puigdemont no longer counts: ERC imposes on Junts the end of the tutelage of the ‘Council for the Republic’ of Waterloo
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Puigdemont no longer counts: ERC imposes on Junts the end of the tutelage of the ‘Council for the Republic’ of Waterloo

The Council for the Republic he presides over Carles Puigdemont, based in Waterloo (Belgium), must "finalize its reformulation" to be replaced for a new "space of Coordination, Consensus and Strategic Direction". The newly opened tenant of the Palau de la Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, travels this Friday to the Belgian city where he will address this situation with the ex-president fled from the Spanish Justice since November 2017. This is stated in the Government Agreement between ERC and Junts, as one of the conditions imposed by those of Oriol Junqueras in the negotiation. Esquerra shakes off the "tutelage" that the Govern assumed by Puigdemont since his escape and that completely conditioned the daily work during the stage of Chem Roast. Aragonès, who was Torra's number until his disq...
The ‘Catalan CNI’ set targets for the CDRs, with whose radical wing members of the Government met
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The ‘Catalan CNI’ set targets for the CDRs, with whose radical wing members of the Government met

A year before the judgment of the procés was dictated, a "secret group" called 'Catalan CNI' he got in touch with one of the 13 members of the most radical wing of the Committees for the Defense of the Republic (CDR). It had one objective: that they provide the "necessary logistical infrastructure" to undertake different actions in the autonomous community. Among them was the occupation of the Parliament of Catalonia and its subsequent defense. According to the definitive report of the Civil Guard on Operation Judas, in which it is concluded that this sector of the CDRs "an organization with a terrorist purpose", that anonymous cenacle of the 'Catalan CNI' was the place from which all decisions started. The investigations of the Information Services of the Armed Institute have allowed ...
Pablo Casado, target of the CDRs arrested with explosives to attack, according to the Civil Guard
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Pablo Casado, target of the CDRs arrested with explosives to attack, according to the Civil Guard

Pablo Casado, president of the Popular Party, was one of the targets of the 13 members of the most radical wing of the Committees in Defense of the Republic (CDR) who were arrested in September 2019, on the eve of the judgment of the procés. The last and definitive report prepared by the Civil Guard Information Service, which EL ESPAÑOL has been able to access, shows, among other conclusions, that all of them formed "an organization with a terrorist purpose", of "clandestine and stable character". Among its objectives would be to carry out various "violent actions" and even "attacks against previously selected objectives ". Some of these objectives would be important buildings of state public institutions in Catalonia. Others would have names and surnames, as stated in...
The ERC-Junts program quotes 35 times "republic", 50 "independence" and only once "Spain"
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The ERC-Junts program quotes 35 times "republic", 50 "independence" and only once "Spain"

Officially, there are only two weeks left until Pere Aragonès Y Pedro Sanchez find a gap in your agendas for the bilateral "courtesy" meeting. This was communicated by both parties after their first "40-minute" telephone conversation, publicized by the Govern and the Government, on June 4. Which would be before the end of the month. But unofficially, Moncloa is already beginning to question it and government sources insist that this is the "foreseeable" deadline. But what schedules are "too tight" for everything that comes to the president related to Catalonia and his "dialogue table": pardons, bilateral meeting, parliamentary debate, previous contacts and table ... everything before August? Above all, taking into account that this appointment will not be so "courteous", in view of th...
Jaume Asens: "If the King signs he will be an accomplice for many ultras.  If you don’t sign, you should abdicate"
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Jaume Asens: "If the King signs he will be an accomplice for many ultras. If you don’t sign, you should abdicate"

The president of the United We Can parliamentary group in Congress, Jaume Asens, has assured this Monday that the demonstration in Madrid's Plaza de Colón "was a failure" and recalled that the King Felipe VI "he cannot not sign" the possible pardons to the leaders of the 'procés', because he would be skipping the Constitution. Asens has expressed this way in an interview in RNE after the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, he wondered if the monarch was going to sign the pardons. "The King's worst enemy is the right wing itself, it is clear that we are in a parliamentary monarchy," recalled the 'purple' leader. Along these lines, Asens has asserted that Ayuso "has put the King in a very difficult position", because "if he signs" he will become an "ac...
Isabel Díaz Ayuso: "What is the King of Spain going to do from now on?  Will you sign the pardons?"
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Isabel Díaz Ayuso: "What is the King of Spain going to do from now on? Will you sign the pardons?"

The acting president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, has accused this Sunday the chief executive, Pedro Sanchez, from wanting to do Felipe VI "accomplice", with his signature, of the pardons to the leaders of the 'procés'. In addition, it has affirmed that with the presence of the PP in the concentration of Union 78 they do not claim the "photo of Columbus" but the "photo of dignity." This has been pronounced in statements to the media in front of the headquarters of the PP, in Madrid's Genova street, accompanied by the national president of the party, Pablo Casado, the secretary general of the PP, Teodoro Garcia Egea, and the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, among others. Later, they went to the rally in the Plaza de Colón against pardons. Ay...
A large crowd asks the Government in Colón not to pardon the prisoners of the ‘procés’
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A large crowd asks the Government in Colón not to pardon the prisoners of the ‘procés’

The presidents of PP, Vox and Ciudadanos, Pablo Casado, Santiago Abascal e Ines Arrimadas, respectively, they are this Sunday in the Plaza de Colón in Madrid to raise their voice against the granting of pardons to those convicted of the 'procés', in a concentration convened by the Unión 78 platform, a "civic and political" platform that integrates Rosa Diez, Maria San Gil O Fernando Savater. One of the controversies around this appointment, encouraged by the Government, is whether there will be a reissue of the 'Columbus photo', in reference to the one that took place in that same scenario in February 2019, on that occasion to demand elections. anticipated and that in addition to Casado and Abascal had Albert Rivera, then president of Cs. It is unlikely that the leaders ...
Carmen Calvo: "The pardons are near.  The PP must decide what to contribute"
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Carmen Calvo: "The pardons are near. The PP must decide what to contribute"

The First Vice President of the Government, Carmen Calvo, underlines that "pardons are close" in an interview published this Sunday, June 13, the day of the demonstration in the Plaza de Colón against the grace measure for those convicted of the 'procés'. "As soon as the individualized files are completed, we will immediately follow up on them, so they will arrive soon at the table of the Council of Ministers. These pardons do not have an electoral rhythm nor are they tied to any political calendar. They will be a decision of great political significance," has declared Calvo to The vanguard. The Government, says its 'number 2', is apparently no stranger to public opinion in this regard, but assures that "this is a decision at a juncture in which determination and open-mi...