The negotiation of the budgets of the Generalitat between the Government and the PSC is still open after the contacts that took place during the day yesterday between both actors. "There are a few fringes left," said the spokesperson for the Catalan Executive, Patrícia Plaja, who believes that the agreement with the Catalan socialists is "imminent" on Tuesday. New meetings are scheduled today.
However, this does not imply that there is a change in the relations between the Government and the PSC, as the spokeswoman pointed out at the press conference after the meeting of the Executive Council on Tuesday. "There are antagonistic projects between this Government and the PSC. A budget agreement is being negotiated, and that does not end the legislature, on the contrary," Plaja pointed out when asked about future relations between the Esquerra Executive and the socialist formation . In addition, she has stressed that her will continues to be to achieve an amnesty and self-determination for Catalonia.
In this way, in Palau they also reply to the statements of Junts per Catalunya, whose spokesman stated yesterday that an agreement with the PSC meant the "end of the 52% legislature", alluding to the majority of the independence vote that took place in the parliamentary elections two years ago.
Despite the fact that the contacts between the two ex-partners of the Government, Junts and ERC, have not been fruitful to date and things seem more than on track with those of Salvador Illa, Plaja has still left the door open to reach an agreement with JxCat after a partial agreement related to 54 measures, with items of 2,600 million euros. However, that scenario is quite unlikely.
Thus, the Government is expected to convene an extraordinary meeting of the Executive Council to approve the Generalitat's budgets for this 2023, whose parliamentary processing lasts approximately two months. Then you have to register the project of accounts in the Catalan Chamber and the whole process starts. In Palau they do not have a specific forecast, but they do expect the final agreement to be sealed this week.