The government has achieved circumvent the vetoes of ERC and Junts to the National Security Law project thanks to the PP, which has set this rule as an example to reach State agreements with the Executive.
The draft National Security Law will begin its parliamentary journey after this Thursday PP, Vox and Ciudadanos have rejected the amendments to the entire presented by ERC and Junts, who believe this law is “a 155 undercover to take competitions from us in the face”.
The PP deputy Juan Antonio Callejas has made it clear that the PP’s rejection of the amendments “it’s not a blank check” and has asked the Government to take the outstretched hand of the PP to “negotiate item by item” of this law.
From Citizens they have lamented that they are now talking about National Security with the Pegasus case still hot. “Do you think someone with a minimal sense of state is going to pass a bill that puts the secrets of the State into the hands of the enemies of the State?“, said his deputy Miguel Gutiérrez before rejecting the amendments of the nationalists.
Total amendments of ERC and Junts
With this new National Security Law, the intervention of the State is allowed to guarantee essential and strategic resources in crisis situations, such as another pandemic. Given this, ERC and Junts have submitted amendments to the entirety to overthrow the text, since they consider that it is a violation of regional powers and fundamental rights. PNV or EH Bildu also share this opinion.
From the Government, the Minister of the Presidency, Felix Bolanos, has defended this regulation from the tribune assuring that it is “essential” and that it only intends to guarantee that the strategic resources are adequate and provide the State with tools so that it can anticipate crises, after the lessons learned from the pandemic and in the face of the situation we are experiencing due to the war in Ukraine.
“It’s a 155 undercover”
Republicans wanted the National Security Law was repealed, in full controversy over espionage. In their alternative text, those of Gabriel Rufián pointed out that it is a “specially inexplicable and confusing legal text” because it interprets national security “as a constitutional concept” when the Magna Carta “does not include such a concept.”
In defense of her veto, the ERC deputy Montserrat Bassa He wanted to dispel the doubts that arose this Wednesday regarding the possibility of withdrawing them. And he has been blunt: “We maintain the amendments and We will never pass a law like this.”
“We are against the National Security law for our own safety. It is nothing more than a 155 undercover to take competitions away from us,” he said.
It seems to ERC that the project, which modifies the 2015 law approved with the PP government, “buys the mental framework of the right”, “serves all the repressive resources on a silver platter for use by Vox and PP when they come to power” and grants Moncloa the possibility of “centralizing” all regional powers.
“Blast” the competitions
Miriam Nogueras has been in charge of defending the amendment to the entirety of Junts to a law that “fulminates” the powers of Catalonia and that he has written “the wolf”, alluding to the right.
With her, “it seems that they are preparing the way and the tools to a future government of PP and Vox”added Nogueras who, in addition, has made reference to the espionage of the Pegasus and has assured that the independentistas are being spied on “for what we think, not for what we do”.
National Security Law
It was last February when the Council of Ministers approved a punctual modification of the 2015 National Security Law, which does not affect the essential content and complies with the mandate that the law itself required to regulate resources, in addition to adapting to the experience of the health crisis caused by the Covid pandemic -19.
With the new regulation, the Government will be able to know exactly and at all times the public and private means with which it has and it ensures that the mobilization of resources is carried out in an “efficient and integrated” manner.
This guarantees that Spain has the essential and strategic resources necessary to overcome the problems that may arise in areas of special interest for national security.