[ Diretor: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano XII

segunda-feira, 18 de dezembro de 2017

Sacked Catalan councillor: We want to pursue a negotiated independence

Ousted Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont (L) with former member of the Catalan government Antoni Comin (R) as they attend the 'Catalan Mayors in support of the government of Catalonia' conference in Brussels on 7 November 2017.
[Stephanie Lecocq/EPA-EFE]

He spoke to EURACTIV hours after the judicial case in Belgium closed on Thursday (14 December), following Spain’s withdrawal of the European Arrest Warrant and one week before the Catalan elections scheduled for 21 December.

Antoni Comín was responsible for health in the ‘govern’. He is a member of ERC, a left party included in the governing coalition with PDeCat. He is a political philosopher and was a professor at ESADE business school. 

Antoni Comín spoke with EURACTIV’s Jorge Valero.

The extradition case is over. Have you ever considered going back to Spain?

I believe that my political and personal obligation is to avoid a decision that is clearly unacceptable under the Rule of Law. We will return to Spain when there are guarantees that we will not be imprisoned. It is wrong to criminally prosecute a government for its decisions as a government. That is why we claim Spain is not an acceptable democracy. Another thing is whether the electoral programme collides with the constitution or not. The Constitutional Court exists to settle this question.

The Constitutional Court had already declared the procés [bid for independence] illegal, and that led to the prosecution…

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