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Robles, on the reform of the crime of sedition: "The Penal Code has to adapt to the reality of the 21st century"

MADRID, 28 Jul.

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Robles, on the reform of the crime of sedition: "The Penal Code has to adapt to the reality of the 21st century"


The Defense Minister, Margarita Robles, considers that the Criminal Code must be adapted "to the reality of the 21st century". She has made this statement about the reform of the crimes of sedition and rebellion, but has extended it to the entire legal system.

Robles believes that the crimes of sedition and rebellion are designed "for another context", more related to "dictatorships or armed rebellions." "That the debate on the reform of the Penal Code can arise, if it is the result of a parliamentary debate that attends to social needs, does not have to worry us," he argued in an interview on Telecinco, collected by Europa Press.

The minister has made this reflection after the meeting this Wednesday of the dialogue table between the Government and the Generalitat of Catalonia, in which they agreed to promote legislative reforms before the end of the year to advance in the dejudicialization of the conflict, although they recognized the difficulty.

In any case, Robles did not want to focus on any crime, but rather explained that the Penal Code is "something alive" and must "respond to social reality".

She has also addressed the new taxes announced by the Government for banks and electricity companies and has been "convinced" that they are aware of the moment that is going through", pointing to the economic situation caused by the war in Ukraine.

"The context is very difficult, it is time for a collective effort, to be supportive, to think not about the profits that one can have but about those who have a worse time in Ukraine, in Africa and here in Spain," he claimed, trusting that "everyone " is aware of the need for this tax "in times of difficulty".

For this reason, he has argued that "triumphalism" should not be made with the unemployment data because Spain and the whole world are going through a "very complicated" economic moment and the Government is making "a very complicated effort" with "the sacrifice of all citizens".

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