The Government of the Generalitat has approved the new opening decrees of the delegations Catalan in Argentina, Mexico Y Tunisia after the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) suspended the previous decrees, a month and a half ago, considering that what was sought with these offices was to “discredit Spain” and “disseminate a false image of the State”.
In a press conference after the Consell Executiu, the Catalan Executive spokeswoman has informed of this approval and that the Government has rewritten the decrees to update its functions and thus consolidate the presence of Catalonia in Latin America and the Maghreb. As Meritxell Budó has pointed out, these are new decrees with a new wording that takes into account the provisions of the TSJC.
The new decrees contain new drafts that take into account the provisions of the TSJC
"The Government understands that one of our competences and responsibilities, is to project Catalonia throughout the world, as do other Autonomous Communities, which are not questioned," said the spokeswoman. As “it is responsibility, competence and obligation”, the Catalan Executive intends to “continue expanding this network of delegations”. And so that this time there are no judicial problems in this regard, they ensure that these new decrees "update the functions of each one" of these delegations "as reflected in the ruling of the Supreme Court."
The Administrative Litigation Chamber of the TSJC suspended the previous decrees of the Government to create the delegations of Argentina, Mexico and Tunisia when estimating the request for precautionary measures claimed by a resource of the State Advocacy on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The TSJC suspended the previous decrees at the behest of the Advocacy by understanding that delegations sought to "discredit Spain" and "disseminate a false image of the State"
In this appeal, the ministry then directed by Josep Borrell alleged that the opening harmed Spanish foreign policy, denigrated its image and damaged its interests. In addition, he justified that the new Catalan delegations abroad "go beyond the powers that a delegation must have" and "are extremely harmful to the interests of the State" as they seek to "discredit Spain" and "spread a false image of the State".
In the order, the Chamber of the Catalan High Court admitted that the decrees placed bilateral relations "within the scope of the powers of the Generalitat", but warned that "it is not possible at this procedural moment, to ignore the political dimension that the Administration itself plaintiff attributes to the content of the contested decrees ”. In this sense, it put as evidence the “public demonstrations not denied by the defendant” that “do not allow to discard the overflow of those competences invoked” in such decrees.
On October 8, the Government appointed those in charge of the new delegations in Mexico, Argentina and Tunisia, with which the number of delegates was expanded to 15
The Government appointed last October 8 to those in charge of the new delegations of the Generalitat in Mexico, Argentina and Tunisia, with which the number of delegates of the Government abroad was expanded to 15.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alfred Bosch, announced at a press conference after the Consell Executiu, that the delegate in Mexico would be Lleïr Daban, David Poudevida in Argentina and Ahmed Benallal in Tunisia. These appointments came after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs filed an appeal before the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) against the opening of these new delegations.