The recognition of Catalan in the European Union (EU), which Pedro Sánchez promised to Carles Puigdemont instead of making it easy to choose Francina Armengol As Congress president, he will wait. The new date on which the Government intends to make Catalan official in the EU, this Tuesday, October 24, is also not. Failure to follow the Junts again and put the investiture on a tightrope. This provoked a new problem with the level of trust in Sánchez’s colleagues.
The Twenty-Seven will speak this Tuesday for the second time, the first on September 19, and the vote was stopped, the request of the Government to recognize Catalan, Basque, and Galician as official languages of the European Union. With the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jose Manuel Albares, defense of the petition. However, according to community sources, this gathering will only produce “oral evolutionary information.”
now, Spain has not yet responded to the legal doubts and financial demands of its partners before giving a definite answer to the question. A month ago, the Government announced that they are ready to accept the high costs covered by it. But so far they have not sent any document to other countries clarifying the doubts that stop the doubt of some countries like Sweden or Finland.
For the second time, the Government of Sánchez took advantage of the fact that it holds the rotating European presidency to request the official status of Catalan on the agenda of the meeting of the EU foreign ministers. Although there is no unanimity even in this study. It is much less likely to give the green light to the request. Sánchez, however, promised Puigdemont that he would achieve Catalan recognition in the EU, because “Spain has made itself respected.”
Albares, in the meeting last September, offered to practically postpone the official status of Basque and Galician to start with Catalan. However, no other country has proposed a two-speed application as an alternative to speed up the approval of that measure. This is a maneuver of the Executive to please Junts dealing with the negotiations for the investiture of the socialist leader. Puigdemont thanked Sánchez and Albares for their behavior. Sources close to him explained that “he will be very careful with the words of the minister” on Tuesday.
The head of the Spanish diplomacy defended a change in regulations that would include the three co-official languages in the common list at the same tim, but added that the deployment could “start first with Catalan and then with another two languages , without that it means “absolute” discrimination for the two transferred languages. Something that neither Bildu nor the PNV or the BNG like. The three important parties in the equation to reissue the coalition Government.
Sánchez is paying Catalan to the EU
The Government, to calm some countries, proposed that Spain should assume the cost of translation and translation into three co-official languages within the framework of the European Union. The Twenty-Seven remain skeptical, therefore, because so far they have not seen any evaluation of the financial impact of the measure and because the EU regulation foresees that it will be the responsibility of the community treasury.