Catalan government makes first step to recover suspended laws
Spanish Constitutional Court temporarily canceled legislation on gender equality, climate change, cannabis consumers associations and social protection
The Catalan government has made the first steps to recover a bill including four laws already passed in the last few years by the Parliament and suspended by the Spanish Constitutional Court.
The cabinet led by Quim Torra intends to recover these projects, which include social issues such as gender equality, climate change, cannabis consumers associations, and social protections.
The Spanish former People's Party government had appealed against these and ten other Catalan social laws, arguing they surpassed the devolved powers granted to Catalonia.
The Spanish Constitutional Court accepted those appeals for consideration, thus temporarily suspending them.
The other laws suspended or canceled by Spain's judiciary will also be recovered in the coming months, according to Catalan government sources.
New Spanish government lifted only one appeal
The Spanish Socialist government committed to considering withdrawing the appeals made by its right-wing predecessor, at Torra's cabinet request.
Yet so far Madrid has only lifted its challenge, that against the Catalan universal healthcare, with some 15 more pending.
The law, back in force from September 2018, provides for all people registered in any Catalan town to have public and free health care even if they are migrants with no residence permit.