Esquerra Republicana proposes the creation of an independent state for the Catalan nation as part of Europe and through the peaceful and democratic exercise of the right to self-determination.
The creation of a state is a necessary tool for maximum economic well-being and social justice for the majority of the people. In this sense, the tax imbalance between the Catalan nation and the Spanish state and the fact that it is impossible to access the resources produced by the citizens of the Catalan Lands prevent these objectives from being achieved.
The Catalan nation is made up of different political entities whose historical and social nature, with their own institutions and states of awareness, have meant that they develop at different tempos. Just as Esquerra Republicana proposes the right of the people of Catalonia to decide to form an independent republic, it also proposes the application of the right to decide for Northern Catalonia and each of the Balearic Islands regarding their adhesion to the future Republic of Catalonia. Esquerra Republicana also defends the creation of a Valencian state that would end up federating with the other territories in order to form a federal-type republic (Northern Catalonia in France, the Valencian Countryand Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera).
Faithful to its republican tradition, Esquerra Republicana conceives the Catalan nation as a civic space which bases its bonds on its peoples’ will and identities, and on the project of a shared future. Therefore, in the case of Catalonia, all those living in Catalonia and who want to be Catalans are considered Catalan, regardless of their place of birth, the language they speak, their family background, ethnic group or religion.