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ERC denies having given up on the referendum and emphasizes that, with the amnesty, it is "in a position" to achieve it

He claims that they "alone" managed to get the PSOE to recognize the political conflict, but opens the door to collaborating with Junts.

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ERC denies having given up on the referendum and emphasizes that, with the amnesty, it is "in a position" to achieve it

He claims that they "alone" managed to get the PSOE to recognize the political conflict, but opens the door to collaborating with Junts

MADRID, 9 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -

The deputy spokesperson for ERC in Congress, Teresa Jordà, denies that they have renounced the holding of an agreed referendum in Catalonia, quite the contrary, she believes that with the Amnesty Law, agreed with PSOE and Junts and approved this Thursday in the Congressional Justice Commission, we are "in a position" to achieve this.

According to Jordà, the amnesty "puts equal conditions" and marks the beginning of the second phase for the resolution of the political conflict in Catalonia. "We want to reach an agreement with the Spanish State, this phase continues with more force and we have not given up absolutely anything," he warned during an interview on RNE's 'Parliament' program, collected by Europa Press.

In his opinion, with the agreed rule they are "in conditions" to carry it out and he also remembers that one of the agreements signed with the socialists for the investiture of Pedro Sánchez was to "continue with the negotiation table."

During the interview, the independence spokesperson assured that for its formation the law, which was rejected by Junts at the end of January, already "had all the guarantees." "That was a good law and now it is evidently also a good law," she stressed.

Now, two months later, those of Carles Puigdemont have defended their vote against, ensuring that in this way they have achieved a "comprehensive" and "immediately applicable" standard. When asked about this statement, Jordà recalled that the norm, once approved in the Plenary Session to be held next Thursday, will have to go to the Senate, where the 'popular' have an absolute majority.

"They are going to veto it and it will go back to Congress, and out there it is full of institutions and people and a judicial power that we know perfectly well and that what they want is to blow up this law", therefore, according to Jordà "there is a lot of work left."

In his opinion, there is "always" a "risk" with the judges and the text approved by the Commission "is not at all more robust." The judges "have not stopped inventing anything, any crime to complicate our lives more," she lamented.

Questioned about the possible return of the Junts leader, Carles Puigdemont, the ERC spokesperson did not want to venture to make calculations about when he will return. "What I can guarantee is that it will be extremely easier for them to return with this law," he advanced, "where they should never have left" - including also the general secretary of ERC, Marta Rovira, also on the run from justice, and the activist and deputy Rubén Wagensberg--.

On the other hand, Jordà has spoken out about the relationship between his party and Junts regarding possible negotiations during the legislature. In his opinion, when Catalonia is the shared objective, "there can always be different perspectives" to achieve that objective.

Of course, he wanted to make it clear that it was his formation that "alone" got the PSOE to sit at a negotiating table to talk about the political conflict existing in Catalonia and that for "the first time in history", from the Executive recognized that a conflict existed. "We achieve things by negotiating alone," he remarked.

"Junts has now entered into what we have been doing for a long time," he assured, and although they want the same thing but with "nuances", he welcomes Puigdemont's formation and believes that "the normal thing would be to work together."

Finally, they asked him about the position of his formation regarding the approval of the General Budgets. Jordà herself assured the press this week that they were open to giving the "green light" to the accounts, although their priority was the Catalan Budgets. Therefore, he has advanced that "they are not going to threaten" with an amendment to the entirety as feared by the Minister of Finance, Maria Jesús Montero.