María Jesús Cañizares, 6th October 2021
The new regional Minister of Foreign Action and Open Government of Catalonia, Victòria Alsina, during her inauguration on May 26 / DAVID ZORRAKINO – EUROPA PRESS
Statement from the European Parliament to the media: Sassoli assures in a statement that he has not maintained any contact with Victòria Alsina, contrary to what she said on Catalan public television TV3
Demolishing statement from the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli. The meeting that, according to the Minister of Foreign Action and Transparency, Victòria Alsina, would have held with the European president after the arrest of Carles Puigdemont never took place.
The reverse, made official through a press release, verbatim indicates that “in relation to the statements the Minister of Foreign Action and Transparency, Victòria Alsina, this morning on Catalan public television, TV3, collected by Europa Press, about a contact with the team of the president of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, the president’s prostate speaker, Roberto Cullo, denies this information and that there has been any meeting or contact .”
Alsina said on the Catalan chain that Government of Catalonia contacted Sassoli’s team – she stated that they did not do so with him due to his health problems – and asked for patience about the situation of the escapee because “the judicial processes, not only here but also in Europe, they are long. “
After these statements by the regional minister, sources from this department have pointed out that this contact was through a letter that Alsina sent to Sassoli to ask for the release of Puigdemont at the time he was arrested.
Asked in the aforementioned interview as to whether she expects a statement from the Parliament on Puigdemont, she stated that as an institution the Eurocamara has to wait, while some deputies did “show support, many in private and many did so in public.”
The disavowal of Sassoli abounds in the rejection of the European institutions to the independence challenge that Puigdemont defends unilaterally. His alleged complicity with Russia further alienates the former Catalan president of the European Parliament, which is investigating these contacts.