Leave paralysis and condemn violence forcefully . The Cercle d’Economia has kept up with the latest events, both the regional elections of 14-F and the protests and street riots , through the opinion note ‘ Reconstructing politics to restart the country’ .
In short, the entity demands that “left and right” extremisms be shunned.to give play to a pactista center and willing to break the dynamics of polarized blocs, it demands that the future Government abandon inaction; and to the central executive, which takes advantage of the rise of less extremist positions to advance in the dialogue on the territorial conflict, confirmed by the reinforcement of the independence bloc in the Parliament.
At a time when a movement is being formed to channel business unrest through a protest act next Thursday to which more than 150 organizations have already joined , this prestigious cross-sectional opinion forum requires “courage” and leadership ” both in the Generalitat and the central Executive to face the territorial conflict and challenges such as the management of European funds ‘Next Generation EU’, the vaccination process and the modernization of the public sector and the production model.
In the opinion of this opinion forum it is necessary to get out of ” immobility”and the” continued paralysis ” in which Catalonia” is trapped “, and with a confluence of factors that” are making it irrelevant . “According to Cercle,” in the medium term “, the greatest cost of not facing the challenges is ” normalize the distrust of citizens in institutions, a dynamic that causes feedback from the extremes and the corrosion of democracy .”
In its analysis, this entity chaired by Javier Faus condemns “all forms of violence “, as well as the parties that “by action or omission have legitimized vandalism.” In this sense, they confirm with ” amazement that top-level officials or some members of the Government, either with silence or in some cases even with complicity , have not put the maintenance of public order as a fundamental principle .”
In Cercle’s opinion, a “pragmatic, professional government with prestigious ministers, fully operational institutions, consensual parliamentary deliberation” and a “shared” country project is necessary. In its note, the entity invites us to take advantage of the progress registered by the parties “that in the last legislature and electoral campaign defended less confrontational positions and, therefore, may be in a better position to establish bridges between the blocks and thus promote the reconstruction of a central space, which is where proposals, agreements and political action are made possible “.
Cercle also urges the central government to take advantage of this circumstance and not to waste “the political repopulation of the center” to advance “in the resolution of a conflict that has consequences at all levels.” In his opinion, it is necessary to abandon the path of unilateralism , “because it divides society, weakens institutions and would put us back on unpredictable terrain, making economic and social progress even more difficult.”
By understanding de Cercle “losing this window of opportunity” would frustrate “the will expressed by the country’s central current” and “it would reinforce a reading of the elections that should not be allowed either: the increase in positions that are still a minority but that are extreme and that have increased representation in Parliament.”
According to Cercle’s analysis, four lessons can be drawn from the elections on February 14. The first is ” fatigue ” after years of politics putting society under strain. The second is that it is exhaustion “it is more accentuated in the poorest areas and among young people “, who see their future prospects worsen. The third is the strengthening of the independence bloc in the Parliament, which is “the umpteenth demonstration that the majority of Catalan society wants to make it clear that the territorial conflict is still open and awaits a propositional response.
And the fourth is” the great advance of the forces that during the last legislature and electoral campaign defended less confrontational positions, and therefore, they may be in better conditions to establish gates between the blocks