1. The head of the Executive stressed that this is “illegitimate espionage” and insisted on “knowing the whole truth”.

The President of the Government of Catalonia, Pere Aragonès i Garcia, stated today that “the Spanish Government is late” in declassifying the secret documents on the spying of the President’s telephone with Pegasus spyware carried out by the National Intelligence Centre (CNI).

As the head of the Executive stated, this is “illegitimate espionage” carried out “for political reasons”. President Aragonès recalled that this declassification of secret documentation comes at the request of a judge, specifying that “it should have taken place much earlier”. In any case, the President of the Generalitat said that he hopes that this decision will serve to “find out the whole truth” about the espionage with Pegasus spyware. “The CNI spied on Catalonia’s political and social leaders simply because they defended the independence of Catalonia,” he concluded.

The President of the Government of Catalonia made these statements to the media before attending the presentation of a new Government indicator on the welfare of citizens, Subjective Well-being.