BILBAO, 8 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The former minister and former European commissioner of the PSOE, Joaquín Almunia, has expressed his conviction that "at the moment" there are no conditions for an amnesty "from the political point of view of the general interest of society"
In an interview given to Radio Euskadi, collected by Europa Press, Almunia assured that it should be the Constitutional Court, "if applicable", that decides "on its day" whether the amnesty claimed by the former president of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont to support the investiture of Pedro Sánchez, 'whether it fits or not' in the Constitution.
"I have no advance knowledge of what the Constitutional Court will decide if the issue is ever submitted to it. There are opinions in favor, there are opinions against the place within the Constitution of an amnesty," he added.
In his opinion, that "is not the political problem" but rather whether "from the point of view of general interest there are conditions, given the current circumstances, given what we heard a few days ago from Puigdemont, from Brussels, there are conditions for a amnesty from the political point of view of the general interest of society". "And I believe that, at the moment, from what is seen, heard and heard, there are no conditions for an amnesty," he indicated.
The former socialist minister has called "to see what happens in the coming weeks and months," "but at this moment, I don't see it," he reiterated. In his opinion, "the important thing is to think about the future, in view of this legislature that is beginning, if the situation in Catalonia is going to continue improving as it has done in the previous legislature, the one that ended on July 24. ".
"And what must be done by all those involved, by the public authorities, but also by those who were protagonists of what happened in Catalonia with the disconnection laws and all that, if there are conditions for the situation, continue improving; and I think that is what should matter to us, from a political point of view at this point," he stated.
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