Urkullu replaces ETA with “far right” as “threat to democracy” in security plan
the Basque government points to the “far right” as a new “ threat to democratic coexistence“, inside of General public security plan and in the same section as the ETA terrorist group, which he considers disabled.
Although there is no express mention of Vox, the reference is clearly directed to the political formation of Santiago Abascal. The document, which sets the objectives and measures of the overall model of public security in the Basque Country, highlights as a “potential risk” the “people or organizations that come under the so-called extreme right, since the radical questioning of institutions and use of violence as a possible strategic resourceThey are also generally present in the discourse that feeds this ideological and social space ”.
Although he recalls that in the autonomous community “the activity of these groups is residual”, he is also warned that “given the evolution of the extreme right in the international framework, we must not l ” to rule out as a possible threat in order to establish, in your case, the appropriate mechanisms for its conjugation ”.
The observation is framed under the same heading as that in which the situation of terrorist violence is approached, concluding in this regard that ETA “ceased its activity years ago” and “in terms that allow you to cancel your return to activity“.
The Plan alerts in addition to “the possibility that democratic coexistence may be threatened, violently, through some of the groups which pose an open, direct and energetic confrontation with the current legal, political and institutional framework, as well as with the initiatives which result from it.
“From a diverse and seemingly disjointed organization, those who share, to varying degrees, an ideology of violent rupture from the status quo, they could promote actions aimed at provoking a brutal institutional bankruptcy, outside democratic procedures ”, they warn of the executive of Urkullu.
They warn that “groups and organizations that share this worldview of violent change frequently parasitize certain social movements, leading them to positions and dynamics of open struggle against the system and a factual break with the democratically approved institutional framework” and ” in this sense, it is not excluded that groups which have not ceased to exert violence to varying degrees, aspire to take advantage of the degradation that the global economic conditions may experience for their strategies after the coronavirus crisis“.
Not to mention the police or the civil guard
The General Public Security Plan 2020-2025 also criticizes the State Security Forces and Organs (FCSE), signaling their “repositioning” as a “threat”.
Thus, the Basque government attacks “biased interpretations of the framework of competence” and considers that the FCSE “seeks to gain visibility by penetrating certain niches based on a partial interpretation of the organic law 2/1986 on the forces and security organs which ‘they don’t take. taking into account the final provisions of the law itself with regard to the powers that Article 17 of the Statute of Autonomy grants to the administrations of the Basque Country in areas such as citizen security, traffic or emergencies ” .
Throughout the 139-page document, there is no mention some to the police and the civil guard.
On the other hand, we note the deficit of Ertzaintza agents, which is quantified at around 800 professionals, 10% of its staff. “Which, combined with the high percentage of agents over 55 who can benefit from service exemptions and the high absenteeism rate (10%), limits operations. There are also difficulties in integrating professionals specialized in specific fields, ”he underlines.
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