He European People’s Party Group (EPP) has presented an amendment to prohibit pardons and amnesties for corruption crimes in the draft European directive to combat this type of crime.
As reported this Wednesday by the Spanish delegation of the EPP in Brussels, the amendment has been signed by the president of this political group in the European Parliament, Manfred Weberand other leaders of the group.
Los popular They seek to have the amendment included in the articles of the future community directive against corruption so that amnesties for corrupt people in EU countries are expressly prohibited.
In this regard, the vice president of the EPP and spokesperson for the PP in the European Parliament, Sorrows Montserratpointed out that the amnesty requested by the former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont It is also “for embezzling public funds”, something that worries the European Commission.
Montserrat regretted the international image that the Government of Spain is giving, putting the Spanish presidency of the EU “at the service of its pro-independence partners” who have escaped from justice.