Aragonès calls for “common framework” for self-determination in EU


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On January 31, 2024, the president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, spoke at the Caucus for Self-Determination conference in the European Parliament. He emphasized the need to find a shared common framework that defines the conditions and standards for the exercise of the right to self-determination within the European Union (EU).

Aragonès, along with other leaders such as the Lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, and the president of the Executive Council of Corsica (France), Gilles Simeoni, advocated for common rules that would allow new nations to fully incorporate as Member States of the EU if their citizens choose to do so.

The president of the Generalitat highlighted the ongoing negotiation process with the central Government, emphasizing the need for shared norms to democratically resolve sovereignty conflicts. He also mentioned the long road ahead and the political repression experienced, referring to the need for solutions to go through democracy.

Aragonès expressed his conviction that progress is being made towards the approval of an amnesty law in Congress, despite initial skepticism. He also stressed the importance of establishing a framework of shared rules to resolve sovereignty conflicts within a democratic and European project.

In conclusion, Aragonès reiterated the possibility of a referendum in Catalonia, emphasizing the importance of history, conviction, perseverance, and democratic alliances in making it possible. He emphasized the need for a framework of shared rules that challenge European citizens and the diverse peoples and nations within the EU.

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