What has not been possible in the Congress of Deputies will be possible in the Parliament of Catalonia. This Tuesday, the Table received a request from four groups in the Chamber to create an investigation commission on the alleged espionage of pro-independence politicians carried out through the Pegasus program and, in accordance with article 67.3 of the regulation, it will be constituted in the coming days automatically, without the need to discuss it in plenary.
Specifically, this point of the Parliament's operating regulations provides for the creation of an investigation commission automatically when requested by three or more groups in the Chamber or by a third of its deputies. In this case, ERC, Junts, the CUP and the commons have agreed to require it, for which the Table has admitted it for processing without further ado.
Thus, and once the board of spokespersons has been heard, which meets next week, the groups will have to decide which deputies will make up the commission, which may also incorporate specialists, and agree on which parliamentarian will chair it. And, when it is launched, they must also determine the objective and scope of action and specify the names of those appearing.
In this way, although the Socialists, Citizens, the PP and Vox oppose, in the same way that they have done in Congress, the creation of this commission, in Parliament, made up of different majorities, they will not be able to prevent it.
On the other hand, the members of the Table have received two reports on the case of the son of the general secretary of the Parliament, Esther Andreu, who did not inform that he was opting for an interim position that he ended up winning by being in fourth position in the job bag.
One of the documents has been delivered by Andreu herself with her arguments, which she already raised last week in a statement, and the second has been prepared by the Parliament's human resources department. In this letter, to which the Efe agency has had access, Andreu assures that from the first moment, "given the workload and the possibility that in the future there would be a conflict of interest", he refrained from participating in the selection process , "both with regard to the drafting of the bases and in the selection of the candidates".
However, the general secretary did not consider it "pertinent" to communicate this decision to the Board, although she did transmit it "verbally" to other officials of the Chamber, to preserve the right "to honor, personal and family privacy and one's own image ", as stated in the weekly meeting of the Table.
According to parliamentary sources, after distributing the documentation they have decided that they would analyze the information with more time and that they would debate the issue at the next meeting of the Bureau. But the commons have already requested the convening of an expanded Table -with all the groups, including those that do not have representation on the Table- to address the situation. "We come from age licenses and mobility allowances, a series of messages that are alienating citizens from the institution," spokeswoman Susanna Segovia lamented.