The PSOE raises today in the Congress the automatic application of the sanctions of the UN for financing of terrorist
This is one of the amendments that the PSOE has submitted to the draft law transposing directives on the protection of pension commitments with workers, prevention of money laundering and requirements for entry and residence of third-country nationals.
The amendment, to which Europa Press has had access, did not get enough support in the parliamentary paper that debated the law behind closed doors, but this Tuesday it will be debated and voted on again in the Justice Commission.
Up to now, compliance with the UN resolutions regarding the financing of terrorism has always rested on the European Union Regulations and only when the transposition process is completed the obligations they entail are fully demandable to Spain.
DEADLINES "TOO LONG"
However, he stresses that the problem is that, due to the internal processing itself, the adoption of the European standard takes longer than is desirable. Although it emphasizes that in the last years the terms have been reduced considerably, the certain thing is that they continue sometimes being "too long: between 5 and 7 days".
This causes, as argued by the PSOE, that natural or legal persons appearing on these lists can access their funds before the blockade takes effect in Spain, "leaving the United Nations resolution without practical effect."
For all these reasons, the Socialist Group states that the freezing of funds and economic resources decided by the UN regarding the financing of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction must be applied in Spain from the moment of its publication by the Council of Security until the corresponding EU Regulation is adopted, "not being able to exceed the maximum period of one month".
And the Socialists added that if Brussels does not publish that Regulation within that period, the transposition of the content of United Nations resolutions will be carried out by agreement of the Council of Ministers, at the proposal of the Minister of Economy.