The former Minister of Culture and then of Business Santi Villa assured that in March 2017 he brought to the former Vice President of the Government Soraya Sáez de Santamaría a proposal with improvements for the self-government of Catalonia. “I personally, in March 2017, took a proposal in Moncloa, which was received by the vice president, in which it was proposed to identify which articles of the Statute were unjustifiably reversed, which continue to conflict with the powers of the State, and also to recognize what the tax reform can be, see what aspects are not met from the financial point of view … “, explained the former Minister of the Government of Carles Puigdemont in an interview with Ser Cataluny .
🚨 @SantiVila va portar una oferta al govern espanyol RENUNCIANT a la via unilateral a canvi d'una millora en l'autogovern el març de 2017
✅ L'oferta tenia l'aval de Mas i Puigdemont.
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Vila explained that the idea of all this is to “create a package, submit it to deployment and, after 4 or 5 years, vote on the level of compliance if the state considers that the non-compliance has been fixed.” The former head of Culture and Business assured that this proposal was endorsed by the former president of the Generalitat Carles Puigdemont and through his predecessor Arthur Mas and added: “If it is considered that the State effectively fixes all the violations, then we kill the dog and we kill the rabies, and we expect again, which is what an advanced and modern country with an agenda doe . in the concerns are real and not just in the person”.
Santi Vila assured that he was authorized to go to Moncloa
Immediately, the journalist asked Vila what he meant that in March 2017, if the referendum had not been held on October 1, “there was an offer from the Government to reject the unilateral route and agree on an improvement self-government. “. Santi Vila explained that he would never say that there was an offer from the Government but that there was a member of the Government who, authorized by the president of the Generalitat and with the knowledge of President Mas, went to Moncloa and brought a proposal of these characteristics. Another thing is if now PP says it didn’t happen, but there are records. but in your doubt. “This method is often endorsed, convinced that it will not produce results.”