The new Minister of the Presidency and Justice, Félix Bolaños, has taken office for the first time by contacting the Vice President of Values and Transparency of the European Union, Vera Jourová, and the Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, to assure them that the Amnesty Law negotiated with Sánchez with the separatists is “an internal issue” of Spain, thus responding to the “concern” expressed by the EU leaders regarding this matter a short time ago.
Sources from the Ministry of the Presidency have explained that the minister has put himself at the “entire disposal” of the vice president and the commissioner “to provide them with all the information they need about the procedure and content of the legislative initiative.” Furthermore, they have confirmed that Bolaños will visit Brussels next week to hold meetings with both and defend the amnesty agreed with the Catalan independence parties.
In the conversations held, Bolaños has emphasized that this bill “responds to the will shared by the absolute majority of the parties in Congress to normalize the institutional, political and social situation in Catalonia”, and to “open a new stage “that overcomes the tension of recent years.”
Bolaños has reiterated that it is, therefore, “an internal political issue”, also defending that the amnesty law is “fully consistent with the European order and values” and impeccable “from a constitutional perspective” since, according to has argued, seeks “an objective contemplated in the preamble” of the Spanish Constitution, which is to “guarantee democratic coexistence.”
«Consequently, the bill does not affect the interests and rights of the European Union in any way. Quite the contrary, it is consistent with the values of the Union,” the Government has stressed.
Finally, the minister has asked to “respect the political and parliamentary debate” in Spain in the face of “attempts by some political groups to turn an internal and Spanish debate into a European issue.” “The rule of law in Spain is solid and will continue to be so,” Bolaños said.
Reynders wrote a few weeks ago to the Minister of the Presidency, Félix Bolaños, and the Minister of Justice, Pilar Llop, to request details of the norm that was then still being negotiated in Brussels by PSOE and Junts, and requested a meeting to explain the position. of the Government regarding the amnesty law
In statements to the media, the European commissioner assured that he is waiting for the legal services of the European Commission to analyze in detail the amnesty law agreed by the PSOE with Junts and ERC to guarantee the investiture of Pedro Sánchez, at the same time who wanted to make it clear that when he requested information from the Government he did not express “any concern” about the content but rather about knowing its details.
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