The amnesty bill was better argued than expected by the judges of the Popular Party and now Génova is working to complete its content propagates assumptions that continue the enthusiasm of the citizens mobilized against Pedro Sánchez and help convince the European Commission that the rule of law in Spain is in danger.
He is the Deputy Secretary of Institutional Affairs of the Popular Party.Esteban González Pons, who admitted this week that the real problem of his party is not the amnesty bill, but the doors that, according to the leadership of Alberto Núñez Feijóo, the initiative has opened.
Pons, who also acts as a bridge between the leader of the PP and the community institutions, especially through the European Popular Party, left some doubts this week in a conversation with journalists in the halls of Congress. “Still we do not know the law of amnesty in general,” he argued to avoid confirmation if his party will appeal the initiative before the Constitutional Court.
The only thing we know, he assured, which means that the text is not the result of PSOE negotiations with Junts and Esquerra, is “the socialist side of the amnesty law. “We don’t know the changes in Junts, we don’t know the changes in Esquerra and we don’t know the changes in Bildu,” he added, suggesting that the left patriot will try to use the rule to get out of prison ETA prisoners who are still in prison serving the sentences for which they were sentenced.
Bildu’s thing is not a mistake, however a calculated reference. Feijóo himself, during the investiture debate held a few days ago in Congress, speculated from the gallery of speakers that there was a secret agreement between this formation and the PSOE. An agreement that they have no proof, but which, when they have the opportunity, they relate to the possibility that President Pedro Sánchez will end up granting measures to pardon the members of ETA who remain in prison.
“The amnesty of ETA”
”Do you think we are as naive as PNV and believe that Bildu’s vote is worth nothing? that HE hood pact with Mr. Otegi, in addition to the exchange of the Foral Government and president of the town councils of Navarrese? Pamplona Mayor’s Office? Return the Ibarretxe plan? The amnesty of ETA? Again? Campaign for them to reach the Basque Government? Form of Euskal Herría? All together?”
In the PP they are already working on transferring the same idea to Brussels, despite the fact that the community institutions work only on real documents and not on assumptions. “The European Commission knows that it has not seen the whole law, only the presentable piece signed by the PSOE.” A “presentable bit”, Pons admitted, but the PP believes that Junts and Esquerra will ask for an interpretation according to the PSOE agreement. Therefore, it is believed that the freedom movement will present changes to adapt the text to its demands. And that the PSOE will agree to include them in the Congress process.
The PP believes that the Constitutional Court, which it considers a “one-party court,” will validate the amnesty. So they are reluctant to say whether they will file an appeal. And even if they know that they have a difficult time, before deciding whether to go to the window of the arbitration court, whose control was lost almost a year ago, Feijóo will try, first, not to accept the Congress the bill for processing. And he will use all his resources to delay it When I got to the Senate, where they plan to organize demonstrations by legal experts and organizations against the rules, as well as to summon the Commissioner for Justice of the European Union, Didier Reynders, whose accomplice against the amnesty they are looking for within weeks.
“All we can say is that we believe that this law is unconstitutional, that this law increases the division and inequality of the Spanish people and that this law “endangers the separation of powers and the rule of law in Spain,” PP summary.
The PP seeks to condemn Spain
Based on this approach, as well as the opinion expressed by various institutions and organizations about the amnesty and, above all, about the agreements signed by the PSOE and Junts, the PP will try to create the right environment for Brussels in end the condemnation of Spain as happened before in Poland, Hungary or Malta. That the events that motivated the sanctions in these countries had nothing to do with the amnesty of process It doesn’t seem to matter on Genova Street.
The fact that on Wednesday the European Parliament, at the end of its session, will debate this matter at the request of the European PP “is a disgrace to the honor of Spain, consequence of the severe democratic deficit left in our State after the investiture,” they continued in the PP.
Although the debate is, in fact, not a product of the concern of the Strasbourg Chamber, but of the will of the PP to introduce that item on the agenda.
The dossier that Feijóo gave to dozens of foreign correspondents in Spain on Tuesday under the hashtag #HelpSpain, reminiscent of the one used by independenceists when they called the referendum in 2017 (#HelpCatalonia), has been circulating in the parliamentary groups in Strasbourg and sent to the members of the Commission.
In it, they accused Sánchez of politicizing the Constitutional Court and the Office of the Attorney General of the State—both of which have been reformed to apply the same laws that were in force when the PP was in charge—and of keep the General Council of the Judiciary blocked, whose renewal has been pending for five years because of the Popular Party.
Also included in the document is statements the Government Chamber of the Supreme Court, the Government Chamber of the National Court, the Government Chambers of the Superior Courts of Justice, the associations of judges and prosecutors, bar associations, notaries and even property registrars
The PP and Vox have failed in their attempt to torpedo the investiture and confidence of all to fuel instability