Madrid, June 11, 2019. The Bureau of the Congress of Deputies has accepted the information requests registered by VOX in the days after the start of the XIII Legislature.
It is, first of all, the request made last May 31, by which the parliamentary spokesman Iván Espinosa de los Monteros claims to the Ministry of the Interior the Ernst & Young audit on salary equalization of the State Security Forces and Bodies (FYCSE).
Fulfilled more than three months from the end of the term without Interior sharing the results of the audit, the information requested by the Parliamentary Group VOX will allow to know the conclusions of ERNST & YOUNG ABOGADOS, S.L.P. on his analysis of "the retributions and tasks of the jobs in the field of the State Security Forces and Bodies". The report, formalized on September 3 and with a deadline of six months, has cost 120,516.00 euros of public money (taxes included). The importance of this information lies in the fact that the consultancy work carried out by Ernst & Young is aimed at indicating whether the 807 million euros in which the agreement between the different police and Civil Guard and Interior unions was closed on March 12 2018 are sufficient for real and effective wage equalization.
The Bureau has also admitted the triple request for information signed by the president of the Parliamentary Group, Santiago Abascal, referring to the negotiations with the terrorist group ETA.
On June 3, Abascal registered three writings in Congress that required information, respectively, from the Ministry of the Interior; of the presidency of the Government; and of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation.
In these writings, "all the records, notes, reports and existing documents" are claimed in the Interior and Presidency archives -particularly in the General Directorates of the Civil Guard and the National Police- referring to the alleged negotiations held under the presidency of Rodríguez Zapatero with the terrorist group ETA during the years 2005 to 2007. It is also required the documentation seized after the arrest of the ETA members Francisco Javier López Peña, Thierry Y Ramón Sagarzazu Gaztelumendi, as well as the information known as 'French papers', which refers to the documents seized by France from the terrorist group (7,000 documents and pieces resulting from anti-terrorist operations in French territory) sent to Spain in 2018. It is also requested to Ministry of Foreign Affairs the application of cooperation agreements with the Swiss authorities to collect the same information (minutes, notes, reports …) that is in the possession of the Henry Dunant Foundation (recognized as mediator in the misnamed peace process and elected as 'fedataria' of the 'dissolution' of the terrorist group by the ETA organization itself). In this letter, the foundation is asked for all the information related to conversations and contacts maintained between the Government of Spain and ETA during the years 2004 to 2011.
Under Article 7 of the Rules of the Congress, the required institutions have a 30 day period to provide such information or explain to the Board of Congress the reasons that prevent compliance with this requirement.
In addition, and in relation to the brief filed on May 30 requesting the denial of salary to the deputies in prison suspended from their duties, so that they do not receive a single euro of public money, the Bureau has informed the VOX Parliamentary Group of its decision to "not authorize the payment of economic perceptions that they would have corresponded between April 28 and May 21, "as requested by VOX in its brief.