Latest news of the day in Spain, Thursday February 11, 2021
Thursday’s news begins with another mess from Podemos, who hid from his listener the contract of the escort Irene Montero was using as a messenger and gardener. And with a new concession from Sánchez to the PNV, with which he agreed to seek employment for ETA members and allow them to serve their sentences in an “open environment”. These and other news today in OKDIARIO.
Podemos hid from his listener the contract of the escort that Montero used as a messenger and gardener
Podemos hid from his listener the contract of the bodyguard of Irene Montero and Pablo Iglesias, whom they used as delivery boy, mechanic, gardener and family driver. It was not until November 2019, when this newspaper revealed the irregular situation of this worker, that the head of Regulatory Compliance, Mónica Carmona, became aware of this circumstance. For this reason, in an e-mail to which OKDIARIO had access, he asked the party leadership to send him the escort contract and other documents to “prevent possible legal proceedings against the party”.
Sánchez agrees with PNV to seek employment for ETA members and that they serve their sentences “in an open environment”
The agreement between the governments of Pedro Sánchez and Iñigo Urkullu for the transfer of prison authority to the Basque Country is now closed. But what is more, the PNV plan for ETA detainees involves a generous regime that opts for the execution of sentences in “open environment” and even with a reintegration plan based on job search for them. convicted of belonging to the gang of killers.
Sánchez infuriates officials: leaves justice or post staff without priority vaccination
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez once again enraged officials. His latest move was to remove all officials focused on essential services from the priority strategy to receive the vaccine. Sánchez’s decision will only allow urgent access to these vaccines at certain posts in each zone and not globally. In this way, the employees of Justice, of the Post Office (which these days are dedicated, for example, to guaranteeing postal voting in Catalonia), of the General State Administration, Customs Supervision, are in apart from the accelerated protection plan against Covid and Port, forestry and environmental agents, as well as workers of other essential services who carry out their activity in a closed environment.
Ximo Puig number 2 is making cash in his office with hoteliers’ demands for the closure in Valencia
Manuel Mata Gómez is Ximo Puig’s number two and a true businessman who sees the opportunity even in the coronavirus. He is both a lawyer and socialist spokesperson in the Valencian Parliament. His government has been one of the most restrictive with the hotel industry: he ordered the closure, ruining a good part of the bars and restaurants. But he, as a good entrepreneur, earns money from the legal claims of these same restaurants, precisely because they have been closed. Of course, their lawsuits are directed against insurers, not their government, lest one of their two star jobs go down.
Carlos Carrizosa: “A powerful vote for Ciudadanos can lead the PSC into a government of change”
Carlos Carrizosa Torres (Barcelona, 1964) aspires for the first time to the presidency of the Generalitat. He replaces the current president of the formation, Inés Arrimadas, at the head of the Citizens list, which in 2017 won the first victory of a non-nationalist party in the Catalan elections. Of these 34 seats, now, the most optimistic polls give Carrizosa between 15 and 16. He maintains that the polls always do them wrong and he hopes to surprise in order to form a constitutionalist government and thus oust the independence movement from power.
Sánchez to leave acts of praise to ETA without punishment after allowing 150% more since he has taken over
The proposed law on “freedom of expression”, registered by Podemos and endorsed by the PSOE, aims to leave acts of glorification of terrorism unpunished. A measure that is proposed after, with Pedro Sánchez in government, they have increased by more than 150% compared to the executive of Mariano Rajoy. Concretely, in 2017 – the last full year with a People’s Party executive – 76 acts of worship were recorded for ETA members. In 2020, up to 193 were documented, as recorded by the Observatory for the radicalization of the collective of victims of terrorism (Covite). Compared to 2019, they increased by 57%.
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