The Cercle d’Economia maintains that “amnesty measures should serve to start a new cycle within the framework of the Constitution”, so that a possible amnesty should provide “maximum legal security” and end the “reaffirmation of unilateralism,” , all within the framework of a “great deal” that includes the PP.
This is reflected in an opinion note entitled “An exit for Catalonia, a proposal for Spain” of this economic and business entity, which has a great influence on Catalan public opinion and is important in helping the Government of Pedro Sánchez grant pardons to freedom leaders condemned by 1-O.
In this note, the Cercle points out that “an organic law above all, such as amnesty, makes the whole Parliament”, so it warns that “even an open and plural discussion is developed with a real feeling of the state or the quality of our rule, may be damaged.
“This problem must be imposed on the forces that will promote this law and on the parties that, from the beginning and legitimately, are against it,” he added.
In this sense, it calls for “a great agreement between the main Spanish parties and the nationalist parties. We know that the current situation makes it extremely difficult, but we will not fail to warn of the risks that approving them will only mean winning an investment.””.
After the above, he defended that “the legal formula adopted (…) must meet two conditions.” The first, “from a legal point of view, must provide the highest security that it will not be revoked later by the Constitutional Court,” because “bad legislation can cause effects contrary to what is desired.”
“This is not the time to rush, because the challenge of this moment requires a rational debate and listening to the arguments of all parties. The objective must be twofold: that these measures are effective in the long term and, at the same time, that the Spanish society has a decision that now causes legitimate civic concern, but that can be, and we hope that, an opportunity to strengthen the democratic Spain that the transition has left us,” added this institution.
The second condition was established “from a political point of view.” He continued that “the approval of these measures must mean the acceptance of the beneficiaries of the framework established by the Constitution. Unilateral confirmations are not compatible with any agreement aimed at political normalization.” Cercle emphasized that “that path has already been taken, and continuing it will only cause more frustration and new conflicts.”
Although “the independence parties do not have to renounce their goals, which are completely legitimate,” he argued that “it is not appropriate to force a referendum on its own judgment, which in the current circumstances is not possible. ” “All political actors are aware of this fact and must act accordingly. In the interest of Catalonia,” he indicated.
However, the Cercle considers that “the grace measures must serve to start a new cycle that must be developed within the framework of the Constitution and must be based on mutual loyalty.” “After so many years, now is the time to propose an agreement that will allow Catalonia to renew its place in Spain,” the note concluded.
Feijóo’s answer: “The conditions are not met.”
Although the Cercle suggested that the PP would agree to amnesty, its president, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, rejected this possibility, considering that “the circumstances do not exist.”
“We are not talking about reconciliation, but about a political transaction, nor about agreements with the state, but about an agreement against the state. Therefore, we are at the antipodes of the conditions proposed by the Cercle, “affirmed Feijóo this Thursday from Brussels. And, for the popular leader, the theoretical amnesty that Sánchez wants to agree with the pro-independence parties “is not deeper with the association, but with the ease estate deals with the way you want to go along with you.