The Government Spokesperson, Maria Jesus Montero, has been unmarked from the statements made by the Minister of Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda, Ione Grass, by stating that “the interest of the Government is that Puigdemont can be brought to Spain and can be tried, as he has always said.”
Previously, Minister Belarra had defended the return to Spain of the former president of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, who fled in Belgium, and that the independentists could raise self-government and an agreed referendum at the dialogue table, because she sees it as “enormously legitimate.” .
Belarra defended the return of both the former president of the Generalitat and the former councilors Clara Ponsatí and Toni Comín, because this would mean, in his opinion, ending the prosecution: “That they can return is normal, it is not normal that they are not in Spain“.
Asked by journalists, Montero has indicated that the Government’s interest is for Puigdemont to “respond to justice in the face of those unfortunate events that we experienced a few years ago in which he never responded to the courts.”
Reform of the Penal Code
Regarding the reform of the Penal Code for the crimes of sedition, the Government spokesperson has stated that the Ministry of Justice “He has already answered on several occasions that he is working on this reform, not only in the part that has to do with the homologation at the European level of the crimes of rebellion and sedition.”
In this sense, he added that “you already know that the Spanish legal system dates from the last century and that it’s absolutely out of context of what are the democracies developed within the framework of neighboring countries. “For this reason, he has asserted that the idea of the Government is” to homologate this crime to the rest of those that currently exist in the criminal codes. “
Montero has assured that “this work is conscientious”, as well as that “it will also be accompanied by another very important reform for this Government such as the ‘Yes is yes’, where we have to continue transferring that the priority is the fight against gender violence “.