During this morning’s Executive Council meeting held at the Palau de la Generalitat, the Government of Catalonia approved an agreement to begin drafting its Government Plan for the current legislature. The Plan aims to follow the priorities set by President Carles Puigdemont during last month’s investiture debate speech. The new Government Plan, which is intended to guide government policy, will prioritize the line of action reflected in the Junts pel Sí electoral programme as well as in the social emergency plan agreed between the Junts pel Sí and CUP-CC parliamentary groups.
In this sense, the Government’s roadmap for the current legislature presents a singularity regarding the previous one, in so far as it assumes that social progress and the improvement of the quality of life are inextricably linked to Catalonia’s full sovereignty.
Furthermore, with regards to the national process, the Government’s political activity will serve to strengthen the welfare state –the main reason for Catalan statehood is to advance towards a more just and fairer country–, consolidate the economic recovery while creating stable quality jobs and reinforce democratic values with higher levels of transparency and participation.
In accordance with these priorities, the Government Plan will focus on three main pillars:
- A fairer country: To guarantee and create a new welfare state for everyone.
- A country with better and more jobs: An economy at the service of the people.
- A country of best practices: Citizenry and democratic regeneration.
During the press briefing held after the meeting, Spokeswoman Neus Munté explained that the intention was to finish drafting the Government Plan within two months. “As of today, from the Ministry of the Presidency, we will work in order to give precise instructions to the departments in the Plan’s preparation”, added Munté.
Additionally, the document is expected to drill-down in matters of transparency and accountability vis-à-vis the relational norm between the Government of the Generalitat and the citizens of Catalonia.