The president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragoneshas demanded the head of the central Executive, Pedro Sanchez, a meeting to address the ‘Pegasus case’. “The situation is serious and we have to talk about it face to face,” Aragonès told Sánchez, according to sources from the Generalitat.
Aragonés thus conveyed his discomfort with the situation to Sánchez during a brief conversation —less than five minutes— upon the Prime Minister’s arrival at the Cercle d’Economia conference, which is being held in Barcelona. However, no meeting is planned this Friday, taking advantage of Sánchez’s presence there, as the Generalitat intended.
Also present at the opening ceremony of the day were the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez; the head of Culture and Sports, Miquel Iceta; the Government delegate in Catalonia, Maria Eugènia Gay; the deputy mayor of the Barcelona City Council Albert Batlle; and the president of the Cercle d’Economia, Javier Faus.
It is the first time that the two presidents coincide since the espionage of more than 60 independentists
The President of the Government greeted the head of the Government first and then the rest, and at the end of the greetings he approached Aragonès and talked with him while they waited for the arrival at that point of Ursula Von der LeyenPresident of the European Commission.
It was during that talk, standing up, that the president of the Generalitat, according to the sources cited, explained to him that the situation due to the ‘Pegasus case’ is very serious and that it is necessary for them to see each other face to face “urgent” way. The conversation between the two presidents has taken place with a serious face at all times, very different from when both leaders have greeted and exchanged a few words with Von der Leyen.
Later, Sánchez, Aragonès and Von der Leyen went to the terrace of the Hotel W where they continued talking, but sources from the Presidency of the Generalitat have assured that most of the conversation has been in English and has focused on the president of the European Commission.
It is the first time that the two presidents coincide since the espionage of more than 60 leaders and people related to the independence movement first came to light, including the president of the Generalitat himself, and then that the mobile phones of the same head of the central executive and the Defense Minister Margarita Robles had also been infected with the Pegasus software.