Independence will today test its unity and mobilizing capacity in a protest against the Spanish-French summit being held in Barcelona and in which the presidents of Spain and France, Pedro Sánchez and Emmanuel Macron, will participate. The protest will have around thirty entities, in addition to ERC, Junts and the CUP, who want to claim that the process “is not over”. It will start at 9 o’clock in front of the Four Columns of Puig and Cadafalch.
National Art Museum of Catalonia
In other words, in front of the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC), where the summit will be held. The police device – in which Mossos d’Esquadra units such as canines, drones and subsol will participate – was finalizing preparations yesterday, while cleaning workers removed graffiti and removed posters against the summit in the vicinity of the MNAC. The president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, will limit himself to welcoming Macron and Sánchez and will not participate in the meetings that take place. Catalonia would wish we weren’t there”.
In an interview with Le Figaro, he assured that “Esquerra Republicana is not protesting against the summit but against the rhetoric of Moncloa”. He accused Sánchez of “using” the summit to “defend himself against the attacks of the right” in “his political battle” and, in the face of suspicions that Moncloa wants to take advantage of the event to stage the end of the process in Catalonia, affirmed that “the Spanish Government is no one to certify what the future of Catalonia should be”. On the other hand, the Minister of the Presidency, Félix Bolaños, insisted that the process “is over”. The general secretary of Junts, Jordi Turull, trusted that the mobilization is “a turning point in the unity of the ‘independence’, and the president of the ANC, Dolors Feliu, criticized Aragonès’ role as host.
The CDR have called a march to the French consulate at the end of the summit.
Moncloa aAnd Elisi Will Address The Reopening of Border Crossings
The Spanish-French summit will culminate with the signing of a treaty of friendship with which it is intended to highlight the cooperation between both countries, and the presidents of Spain and France, Pedro Sánchez and Emmanuel Macron, will address issues such as the reopening of eight secondary border crossings between the State and France. Thirty MEPs asked in a letter yesterday to reopen.
The Elisi closed them two years ago, alluding to the risk of terrorism and also of illegal immigration. However, in January of last year, the Portilhon pass opened on the N-141 road in Bossòst. La Moncloa also wants to address the state of infrastructure such as the Mediterranean corridor and Spain’s proposal to be able to expand the Iberian exception.
The Central Executive also assures that it will adopt another of Pere Aragonès’ claims, the officialization of Catalan in Europe.
This article is originally published on segre.com