The Catalan language will not be changed in the Catalan classrooms as the next course will begin a week earlier in Catalonia. Catalan will remain the vehicular language, and Spanish will be taught as an additional subject. A ruling requires the Catalan Government at least 25% of Spanish classes. Yesterday, however, the TSJC stopped the execution of the judicial ruling. After verifying that both the Generalitat's new regulations - a decree and law - "determine the legal impossibility of execution of the sentence," he decided to do so. Judges agree that both legal norms establish a linguistic model for the school environment that is not compatible with the parameters considered in the sentence.
The ruling mandates 25% of classes be taught in Spanish. However, the law and the Government decree clearly state that percentages cannot apply to the use of languages. They also reaffirm Catalan's status as the "vehicular" language. The Generalitat is able to get away with it, and avoids the court ruling for the moment. In a triumphant tone, the Catalan Minister for Education spoke of a "great victory in court" and "fantastic news” for the Catalan Language. Junts stated that they had won a battle, but not the war. Justice believes that the Catalan law and decree could be in violation of seven Articles of the Constitution (23.1, 27.1, 86, 117, and 118). The TSJC has asked the parties to this legal case to debate within a 10-day period about whether or not it is relevant to raise the issue of unconstitutionality in front of the Constitutional Court.
"We face a situation that unexpectedly hinders the execution the sentence because of the promulgation legal norms which raise doubts about unconstitutionality, whose validity our decision must depend, which forces us raise the issue before Constitutional Court, affirm judges, who suspend the applying of the ruling while they wait for the Constitutional Court's resolution. After the court had given the time to execute its ruling, the Generalitat presented a brief to the TSJC. The Government claimed that the ruling was inapplicable insofar that a new law regulation, approved in extremeis, explicitly states that percentages cannot apply to the use of languages. It also reaffirms Catalan's status as a "vehicular" language.
According to the independence movement, this "first partial victory" is a "first move", said the Minister of Education. "So that 25% of Spanish isn't applied in any Catalonia classroom," he added. The Government confirmed that the decree (approved and validated by ERC and Junts, the commons), and the law (validated and validated by ERC and Junts, the commons) exceeded the council of statutory guarantee on its adaptation to Magna Carta.