This Thursday, the general director of the CNI, Paz Esteban, appears before the official secrets commission of Congress to give explanations about espionage with Pegasus. It will do so in less than an hour, at 09:00 in the morning and behind closed doors. The president of the Congress, Meritxell Batet, and the spokespersons of the parliamentary groups, who will have to enter without a mobile phone and will not be able to tell anything about what they see and hear there, attend the commission. What is said in it will be secret.
Paz Esteban has been director of the CNI since 2020 and is the first woman to hold that position. She goes to Congress this Thursday with her continuity on the air, despite having the explicit support of the Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, who expressed this Wednesday in parliament. The government spokesperson, Isabel Rodríguez, has also expressed support for Esteban from the Prime Minister, although she has avoided taking a position on whether she will continue to lead the secret services or not until what happened is clarified.
Also on the agenda this Thursday is the plan against the sexual exploitation of minors under guardianship that the ministers of Equality, Irene Montero, and of Social Rights, Ione Belarra, are going to close with the regional councilors. It is a catalog of measures so that the abuses that have come to light in recent months in various communities are not repeated.