The first vice president of the Generalitat Valenciana and Minister of Equality and Inclusive Policies Aitana Mas has omitted the Oltra case in its assessment that the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament has decided continue investigating the abuse of minors protected by the Generalitat Valenciana. Among them, the so-called Oltra case, reiterated by the 2 speakers who presented the initiative –Elena Bastidas and the lawyer Anna Maria Gil– and that directly affects Mas’s predecessor in the vice presidency.
Mónica Oltra is charged with the alleged crimes of prevarication, abandonment of minors and omission of the duty to prosecute crime, in the case that a court in Valencia is now instructing to find out if charges and/or personnel of the Ministry that she directed supposedly hid the complaints of the minor abused by the husband, then, from Oltra herself. A case whose balance shows up to today of 14 defendants. The former vice president is called to testify, precisely, as accused on the 19th.
Aitana Mas, who has described the presence and participation of the Valencian government in that Commission as “a new exercise in transparency” has maintained that “if the deputies of the PP, Ciudadanos or of the extreme right want to visit the facilities to receive information and see the documentation that they demand and that we prepare very rigorously for them, they know that they have the open doors”. But he added that “if they want to use the European institutions for propaganda or populism or for the purpose of electoral gain, we cannot agree with that.”
He has also argued that in the aforementioned Committee on Petitions “we are witnessing a populist show by the Popular Party, a use of the resources of all the inhabitants of Europe and the European Comission in a partisan way. He has also said that “the coordinator of the Liberal Group Commission itself demanded that this case be closed” and has emphasized that the Generalitat Valenciana went to the commission “to explain the progress that has been made over these months and these years in Childhood and Adolescence policies” and has defended these advances have been recognized “by entities such as Unicef or Save the Children”.
It so happens that the Popular Party, as its deputy spokesperson in the Valencian Parliament Elena Bastidas has repeatedly explained, went to Europe to ask for “help” from Brussels after the groups that support the Valencian Government They will reject up to 3 times to create investigation commissions to clarify the Oltra case and child abuse in supervised centers of the Generalitat. And that the Congress of Deputies did the same with another request, in this case also from the Popular Group, in the Lower House.