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"The autonomous system in a federal perspective: the need for reform" - will be run by Alberto López Basaguren, professor of Constitutional Law at the University of the Basque Country and vice-president of the AEF.

Siscu Baiges, 28 June 2024

Federalist associations from several autonomous communities will debate, on the 29th and 30th, proposals to complete the decentralization process of the State

Image: Members of Federalists of the Left in a demonstration in Rome for a Europe of solidarity and without borders

Federalist associations from several autonomous communities of the Spanish state will be represented at the First Federal Congress that will be held on June 29 and 30 at the headquarters of the Workers’ Commissions in Barcelona. Federalistes d’Esquerres (fed) organizes this congress, with the support of the Asociación por una España Federal (AEF) and the Unión de Europeístas Federalistas de España (UEF-España). The objectives of the meeting are to “extend the theoretical and practical knowledge of federalism in the current situation, as well as help to spread it” and “enhance the search for proposals and solutions to the problems that Spain will have to face in the current situation, both in the internal field, and in its process of adaptation to the European Union”.

In the congress program it is pointed out that “the proposals and the federal concept are very present in Spanish democracy”, “its decentralization process has culminated without a clear reference model of territorial organization and some problems that require state pacts”, “to govern, there is a need to make pacts between parties with different ideological sensitivities, due to the dispersion of the citizen vote” and “at the same time, Spain is immersed in a federalization process of Europe, with expectations of treaty changes and expansion to eastern countries”.

The program has four central conferences, three debate tables and ten communications. The welcome will be given on Saturday morning by the president of Federalistes d’Esquerres, Mireia Esteva, and the Secretary of State for Territorial Organization of the Spanish government, Arcadi España, and the inaugural conference – “The autonomous system in a federal perspective: the need for reform” – will be run by Alberto López Basaguren, professor of Constitutional Law at the University of the Basque Country and vice-president of the AEF.

Among the speakers at the various debate tables will be José Antonio Montilla, professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Granada and former president of the Asociación de Federalistas de Andalucía; Amir Al Hasani Maturano, professor of Constitutional Law at the University of the Balearic Islands and president of the Association of Federalists of the Balearic Islands; José Tudela Aranda, lawyer of the Courts of Aragon and general secretary of the Manuel Giménez Abad Foundation; Domènec Ruiz Devesa, MEP and president of the Union of European Federalists, UEF-Europe; Zulima Pérez, professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Valencia and president of the Association of Federalists of Valencia; Jesús Ruiz-Huertas, professor emeritus of Applied Economics at the Juan Carlos I University and president of the Madrid Federal Association, and Lídia Santos, vice-president of Federalistes d’Esquerres-UEF Catalunya.

The last table of the Congress, dedicated to “Proposals for action” will be moderated by the professor of Didactics of History at the University of Barcelona and honorary doctorate from the University of Murcia Joaquim Prats Cuevas and the closing will be done by Mireia Esteva and the ex-president of Federalistes d’Esquerres Joan Botella.

https://www.eltriangle.eu/2024/06/28/barcelona-acull-el-congres-construint-lespanya-federal

 


 




https://www.eltriangle.eu/2024/06/28/barcelona-acull-el-congres-construint-lespanya-federal

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