Xavier Arbós Marín is also a professor of constitutional law at the University of Barcelona. He was part of the PSOE Constitutional Reform Commission in 2015. Formerly independent, Arbós Marín now considers himself more federalist.
What will happen next week?
I cannot predict. But Tuesday’s parliamentary session does not challenge the Constitutional Tribunal. This does not prevent the CUP [the Popular Unity Candidacy, the Catalan party pushing for independence] from making a proposal to alter the agenda. But another group would have to make it, and at this time we don’t know if Junts pel Sí [the regional governing coalition] would support it. I don’t think we will have a DUI [the Spanish acronym for unilateral declaration of independence], at least not Tuesday.
What are the most constitutionally serious things that have happened so far?