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Employers’ association CECOT calls for the constitution of a new government "as soon as possible"

Employers’ association CECOT's president, Antoni Abad, warned of the economic "instability" that political "stagnation" may cause and expressed his "wish" for Catalonia to constitute a new government "as soon as possible". "We can't continue like this" he stated "98% of CECOT associates refuse the status quo". Abad made these statements this Wednesday at a meeting with Parliament's President, Carme Forcadell, whom in turn assured that she is "hopeful" regarding pro-independence forces 'Junts Pel Sí' and CUP’s negotiations. Abad also asked the government to "facilitate" growth of the Catalan business sector and improve its funding system. CECOT's president also confirmed to Forcadell that Catalonia's economy is recovering in terms of employment and internationalisation capability.

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18 November 2015 06:12 PM

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ACN / Sara Prim

Barcelona (CNA).- Political "stagnation" also has negative effects on the economy and it can lead to "instability". This is what employers’ association CECOT's president Antoni Abad warned this Wednesday, during his meeting with Parliament's President, Carme Forcadell. "We can't continue like this" he stated "98% of CECOT associates refuse the status quo". Abad also called for "measures" to modernise Catalonia. In order to launch the necessary measures to improve the Catalan sectors' funding system and contribute to its growth, Abad expressed his "wish" for Catalonia to constitute a new government "as soon as possible". He emphasised the need to finish with the "temporary character" of the current executive. In turn, Forcadell assured that she is "hopeful" regarding pro-independence forces 'Junts Pel Sí' and CUP’s negotiations over constituting a new government. 

 

"The sooner we have a new government, the better it will be for the Catalan economy" stated Abad. "We have a current government which is working but we wish to have a government without a temporary character". "A situation of political stagnation is also negative" because "when there are no answers ahead, the situation gets really tense" he said. "The country we have now is not the country we need" he stated "98% of CECOT associates refuse the status quo". According to Abad, Catalonia "has to modernise" at the pace that the situation requires, for example, improving the autonomic funding. During the meeting, CECOT's president also confirmed to Forcadell that Catalonia's economy is recovering in terms of employment and internationalisation capability.

In his appearance before the media, right after the meeting, Abad denied that Parliament's President, Carme Forcadell, was "worried" with the state of the negotiations between 'Juts Pel Sí' and CUP. "She told me she was hopeful" he said. 

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  • Catalan Employer's Association, CECOT's president, Antoni Abad this Wednesday at the Parliament (by ACN)

  • Catalan Employer's Association, CECOT's president, Antoni Abad this Wednesday at the Parliament (by ACN)