PSOE offers that Marlaska and the director of the Armed Institute report contracts, but other appearances will no longer be mandatory
MADRID, 14 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The PSOE and its allies have rejected this Tuesday in the Board of Spokesmen of Congress to set a date for the debate of the investigation commission raised by the PP on the so-called 'Mediator' case and the activities of the former socialist deputy Juan Bernardo Fuentes Curbelo, who had to leave the seat to be investigated by Justice.
In exchange, the Socialists have agreed with their partners that the Civil Guard works contracts be analyzed in the ordinary commissions of Congress, the Interior Commission and the Democratic Quality Commission, now that Justice is investigating irregularities in awards to certain businessmen. (Barracks case).
Appearances could even be studied, and from the outset the PSOE offers the presence of the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, and the director of the Civil Guard, the socialist María Gámez, to report on the awards of the Armed Institute.
Of course, the effectiveness is never the same if one way or another is chosen. The fundamental difference is that appearances in a commission of inquiry are mandatory, there are interrogations and lying is a crime.
In an ordinary commission, the ex-deputy Fuentes Curbelo or the 'Mediator' would not have any obligation to go to Congress. Something similar happens with the request for documentation, which, if it comes from an investigation commission, must be attended to. And, in addition, a commission of investigation ends with some conclusions demanding measures and that responsibilities be purged.