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Bolaños and González Pons attend today the first mediation in Brussels to unblock the CGPJ

The PP, which sees the minister "disqualified", will also put the 'Amnesty Law' on the table.

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Bolaños and González Pons attend today the first mediation in Brussels to unblock the CGPJ

The PP, which sees the minister "disqualified", will also put the 'Amnesty Law' on the table


The Commissioner for Justice, the Belgian liberal Didier Reynders, will receive this Wednesday in Brussels the Minister of the Presidency, Justice and Relations with the Cortes, Félix Bolaños, and the Deputy Secretary of Institutional Affairs of the PP, Esteban González Pons, in which it will be the first meeting of the mediation assumed by Brussels to try to unblock the renewal of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ).

For two years now, the Community Executive has called in its recommendations on the rule of law in Spain to urgently renew the governing body of judges and, "immediately afterwards", address a reform of the system of electing members to align it with European standards and thus guarantee that judges are chosen by their peers.

Reynders, who has set a period of two months to achieve "solutions" within the framework of this "structured dialogue", has already made it clear that he will convey to the PSOE and the PP that the Community Executive expects the two elements included in the recommendation.

"(We ask) not only to recompose it but also to reform it," the commissioner summarized on Monday, in statements to the press, recalling that the recommendations call for renewal urgently and that a reform process be addressed next.

The way in which this process is organized is already one of the main obstacles that distance PP and PSOE because the 'popular' demand that the two phases go hand in hand so that the renewal of the CGPJ and the change of the system are carried out simultaneously. , while the socialists cling to the fact that the "urgent" thing is to unblock the new appointments and "later" discuss the second stage.

"Once we have renewed the General Council of the Judiciary, which is urgent and essential for justice to work, then from there, of course, we can talk about other matters," Bolaños said last Friday from Brussels. , after receiving the call from Reynders.

Already in December, the commissioner opted to start with the renewal because, he said, in his experience the reform processes are longer but he made it clear that if the parties consensually proposed an alternative that combined the rhythms of renewal and reform I would examine it anyway.

The meeting takes place a day after the proposal of the amnesty law has not achieved sufficient support for its adoption in the Congress of Deputies - due to the votes against Junts - and must be sent back to the Justice commission to reopen the negotiation of the text. Sources from the PP have advanced that the Deputy Secretary of Institutional Affairs will also bring this law to the meeting in Brussels.

After the debate and vote, the Popular Group has considered that Bolaños is "disqualified" as minister for "being silent" in the plenary session while "the judges are insulted" from the pro-independence bench.

The 'popular' consider that this meeting in Brussels with the Commissioner of Justice "is about the rule of law" and that "includes amnesty and terrorism", the same sources have indicated, who have guaranteed that "the amnesty will be at the meeting ".

The spokesperson for the Popular Group in Congress, Miguel Tellado, already assured this Tuesday that it is the PP's "obligation" to "transfer to Europe all the necessary information so that the European Commission can act within the scope of its powers."

Since the registration of the bill in Congress, Reynders has remained cautious, claiming that he will not conclude his analysis of the scope of the norm until it has completed its parliamentary processing and therefore adopts its final position; although he has stressed that he is following the situation very closely and will examine in detail whether it is compatible with Community law.

The commissioner requested detailed information about the proposal from the Government, alleging that he had received many signs of "concern" from associations of judges, politicians and civil society, but he has avoided giving his own opinion until the process is over and the legal services of the Commission complete their analysis.