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The Civil Guard puts Carles Viver Pi-Sunyer back in the epicenter of the creation of "State structures"


The Civil Guard describes in a series of reports that Carles Viver Pi-Sunyer, considered the architect of the ‘procés’, “contemplated” that public workers destined in Catalonia “who were either not Catalans of origin or belonged to certain Administration squads” should be repatriated “to Spain” and not allowed to access Catalan nationality”. The former president of the ‘Consell Assesor per a la Transició Nacional’ also stated that, in order to discourage investors, they would be reminded that they could legislate on “forced expropriation” or “put pressure on companies and big fortunes” for “the consequences of having the new State [Catalan] against them”. This is stated in the documents that the armed institute has delivered to the Barcelona court investigating the 1-O.

The former judge of the Constitutional Court is again, according to the Civil Guard, at the epicenter of the creation of the so-called State structures of an independent Catalonia, despite the fact that the magistrate who investigated him decreed a few months ago the closing of the case against him. For this, the armed institute has analyzed the documents and other materials intervened during the searches made on September 20, 2016, when this jurist was director of the Self-Government Studies Institute.

The Civil Guard maintains in its reports that Viver Pi-Sunyer, in its opinion, acted as “adviser, ideologist, editor, coordinator and supervisor” of the legal norms necessary to “make the republic effective”, their “maximum expression” having been the law of the referendum of September of the 2017 and the one of legal transition of October of the same year.

The investigators specify in their writings the meetings that the former president of the Consell Assesor for the National Transition could have with members of the dismissed Government of Carles Puigdemont and pro-independence MCPs. In addition, they point out, the seized material shows that the Catalan Executive “had more than 50% -60%” of the State structures prepared and 80% with respect to the normative provisions.

The “strategy of secession”

In this sense, the Civil Guard maintains that Viver “participated in the design, coordination and implementation of the secession strategy”. The agents point out that he was entrusted with certain laws on the collection of taxes and on the “voluntary integration of the personnel of the State Administration” in the new body of officials in an independent Catalonia, among others.

This is where, according to the Civil Guard reports, Viver contemplated the “repatriation” of certain groups of public workers to Spain, while recommending that “if they did not want to recruit personnel from outside of Catalonia, they could be satisfied with the requirement of a series of levels and linguistic tests” and, in this way, the selection was limited.

“Surprising were, at least, his proposals for hiring personnel, works and services”, the reports emphasize. Regarding the signing of senior officials, they point out, “he explained that they were simple to hire because there would be no need of publicity nor formalization prior to disconnection and they could be camouflaged through trusted officers and formulas of private law through foundations or partnerships”. As for the intermediate positions, the Civil Guard details, the selection “would have to be carried out through personal convictions, service to the country and prospects of promotion”.



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