6 April 2021
Image: Event of Portes Obertes al Catalanisme, with L. Bonet and J. Coscubiela
Portes Obertes del Catalanisme is a platform committed to plural Catalanism, open and inclusive as essential for resolving the deep institutional and political crisis of Catalonia and the whole of Spain
On Monday, Portes Obertes del Catalanisme platform called on “PSC and ERC” as first parliamentary forces, “they should dialogue to contribute” to make effective proposals for the governance of our country and build a future of hope.
In a public statement entitled “Catalonia cannot continue to be stuck”, the Catalan entity assures that the public attends “perplexed” at the “inability” of JxCat and ERC to agree to invest a president of the Generalitat and approve a program of government.
Likewise, Portes Obertes del Catalanisme remarks that «we will not tire of insisting on the urgency that Catalonia have as soon as possible a government that governs for all, that can execute a budget and that prioritizes the resolution of serious health, economic and social problems above rhetoric and approaches without a path leading nowhere».
The public declaration also indicates that “the true patriotism that Catalonia needs today is the commitment to people, governance and the development of transformative public policies; not the fight for power quotas. For this reason, they consider that “the institutional prestige of the Generalitat must be restored, self-government affirmed, and an active role played within Spain and Europe.” “The path is not confrontation,” they emphasize.
The entity ends the statement by reaffirming “the role of Parliament as the chamber in which the sovereignty of all Catalans rests” and defending its role as a “space for meeting and collaboration between all political forces.” “Its function cannot be subrogated or substituted in any case by a private entity such as the so-called Consell per la República, outside of democratic scrutiny,” they add.
Portes Obertes del Catalanisme is a platform that brings together people of very diverse sensibilities and origins united by Catalanism as a transversal space for dialogue and coexistence. It is currently chaired by the lawyer and notary Mario Romeo and part of it, among others, is the former PSC secretary and State delegate in the Barcelona Free Zone Consortium, Pere Navarro; the former socialist deputy, Jordi Menéndez; the former leader of the Unió Democràtica, Jordi Casas or the journalist Rafael Pradas.