Marlaska supports setting up the secrets commission after two years: “It is transparency in a full democracy”


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The Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, has supported this Friday the establishment of the official secrets commission, not seeing the two years of delay without parliamentary control in matters related to reserved expenses, both from the CNI and from other organizations, as “acceptable”. . “It is the transparency of a full democracy such as Spain,” he justified.

Speaking to the media after inaugurating the new Civil Guard post in San Martín de la Vega (Madrid), Grande-Marlaska asked for “tranquility” and confidence in the rule of law when asked about the entry of independence parties into the official secrets commission and in the petitions for the resignation of the Defense Minister, Margarita Robles, for the ‘Pegasus case’.

“The commission of official secrets and control of reserved funds had already been delayed for two years, which was unacceptable. Like any commission within the scope of Parliament, it should have been constituted and is already constituted so that it is accountable soon”, he indicated. .

Grande-Marlaska has reiterated that the Government of Pedro Sánchez is “absolutely transparent” in compliance with the law, something that is part of the “set of agencies dependent on the Government.” In this sense, she has justified the need for accountability with a “management evaluation”, pointing both to the official secrets commission and to the Ombudsman’s investigation.

Regarding the ERC’s ‘no’ to the Government’s decree with anti-crisis measures due to the war in Ukraine, Grande-Marlaska recalled that since 2018 it has been shown that there is an “absolutely sincere, loyal and permanent dialogue between the Government of Spain and the Government of Catalonia”, fulfilling the mandate of President Pedro Sánchez to “build bridges”.

For this reason, he has reiterated the need to maintain “tranquility”, stressing that at this time the priority is recovery in the context of Vladimir Putin’s “illegitimate” war.

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