|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
|Content Type||News, Overview|
Reports and analysis related to the political dialogue launched by Spain's central government and Catalonia's regional presidency in 2020.
The first meeting between Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and Catalonia's leader Quim Torra was held on 6 February 2020, to set out an agenda for wider negotiations with the region. The plan seeks to address Catalonia’s push for independence and improve relations with the region, which remained strained ever since the failed referendum in 2017. The agenda puts issues ranging from taxation to decentralization on the table, although notably not the right to self-determination.
This dialogue between the central and regional authorities were a condition set out by the Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) party, ahead of their decision to facilitate the parliamentary confirmation of the cabinet led by Pedro Sánchez following months of political deadlock. The agreement was heavily criticised by Spanish right-wing opposition.
The talks formally started on 26 February 2020.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Regional Dimension|
|Countries / Regions||Spain|