The new fiscal regularization of Juan Carlos de Borbón, which has paid more than four million euros To catch up with the Spanish treasury, it does not modify the position of the parties on the possibility of opening a Parliamentary inquiry to King Emeritus or for the Government to give an account of its actions in this regard. The proposals about the Royal House have modified, as has happened in recent years, the usual balances. While Unidos Podemos and the parties that supported the inauguration of Pedro Sánchez and the General Budgets of 2021 promote or support these initiatives, the PSOE, the PP and Vox reject them.
Investigating the King in Parliament: Mission Impossible
The Board of Congress has vetoed this Tuesday, precisely with the votes of PSOE, PP and Vox, the appearances of the Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, and the director of the Tax Agency, Jesús Gascón, requested by ERC, Bildu, Junts , PDeCAT, the CUP and the BNG to explain “under what circumstances, conditions and terms the opaque regularization of four million euros, of doubtful origin, by Juan Carlos de Borbón has taken place.”
The secretary general of the socialist group, Rafael Simancas, assured this Tuesday that “investigations into alleged irregularities are being carried out in the field of Justice and the Prosecutor’s Office.” And, in addition, it has stated that the rejection of the appearances of those responsible for the treasury are “prohibited by the General Tax Law” because they are based on “personal tax data.” This same premise, which served in its day to prevent the publication of the list of Spaniards benefiting from the tax amnesty promoted by the Government of Mariano Rajoy, has now been used, after a report from the lawyers, to filter numerous parliamentary questions addressed to the Executive and raised in recent days by the groups, reports Europa Press.
But the Board of Congress will also have to see next week a new initiative, presented this Tuesday, to request a new commission of inquiry into the businesses of Juan Carlos de Borbón. ERC, EH Bildu, Junts, the CUP, PdeCat, BNG, Compromís, PNV and Más País has demanded this Tuesday a “parliamentary investigation related to the plot linked to the alleged illegalities and irregularities committed by members of the Royal House and political influences , diplomatic and trade with Saudi Arabia “. “The objective of said commission is to investigate the alleged irregularities committed by members of the Royal Family, as well as their collaborators, the origin and destination of the funds and monetary flows referred to in the records of use of calls black cardsand its possible influences on the diplomatic and commercial policy of the Spanish State with Saudi Arabia “, report the proponent groups.
Simancas has anticipated this Tuesday that his group will also oppose this request and has placed any action in this regard within the scope of the courts. Precisely the Supreme Court has inadmitted the complaint filed by IU, the PCE and the Left Lawyers Forum for the use of these opaque cards to the treasury by Juan Carlos de Borbón and other members of the Royal Family, such as the queen emerita and mother of Felipe VI, Sofía de Grecia. The plaintiffs have challenged the president of the Supreme Criminal Chamber, Manuel Marchena, and the rest of the judges who have rejected his complaint.
The socialist spokesman has justified that Congress does investigate other matters that have an open judicial investigation, such as the so-called Operation Kitchen. Simancas has settled: “It does not correspond to Congress the control of the action of the Crown.”
It is not the first time that the parties of the coalition government break their voting unit in the measures and initiatives on the monarchy. Even with the reports of the lawyers in favor. Nor is it the first time that the parties that support the Executive in parliament differ from the position of the majority party in the coalition.
From United We Can, Gerardo Pisarello has assured that there is a “clamor” in the street to find out what happened around him to clarify what happened with the assets of the king emeritus, to know who has supposedly lent the money to Juan Carlos de Borbón to pay the Treasury and if these donations have paid.