Publication: Monday, May 10, 2021 11:12
The end of the state of alert has forced the autonomous communities to change their strategy regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions. And it is that from now on, they will depend on the court’s decision to apply restrictions that limit mobility, such as perimeter limits or curfews.
Faced with complaints from several autonomous governments and part of the opposition, the central executive has put on the table the possibility of promoting legal changes in this regard and recalls that the autonomies can request the declaration of a state of alert for their territory.
This was underlined by the Minister of Justice, Juan Carlos Campo, in an article published in “El País”. “If the need for additional legal changes arises, they will be studied and proposed in the Cortes”, he stressed before noting that “the autonomous governments always have the possibility of requesting the declaration for their territory, with the scope they consider, the state of alarm. “The Minister of Territorial Policy, Miquel Iceta, also indicated that he would study and support the requests for a new state of alert.
The government recalls that the CCAA can request a state of alarm and is ready to make legal changes
These are the statements left after some Autonomous Communities and opposition leaders, especially the PP, criticized the state’s decision to end the state of alert and not ask for more extensions or promote legislative changes in this regard.
“The first hours without a state of alarm confirm what we had warned: the unilateral decision of the Spanish government leaves the CCAA without a clear legal instrument to fight the pandemic and while waiting for justice to interpret the law”, I Andalusian President Juanma Moreno wrote on his Twitter account.
The lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, expressed himself in the same direction, stressing that “the current legal system does not allow the CCAA to accept, out of the state of alarm, restrictive measures of fundamental rights of a general nature. and not individualized. “
In fact, in the Basque Country, the Superior Court of Justice canceled the curfew and the perimeter limits. The same was done by the competent body of the Canary Islands, which has already announced that it will appeal the decision to the Supreme Court today. However, in the Valencian Community and the Balearic Islands, the restrictions have been approved. Thus, the High Court will be the one who will feel the jurisprudence with its decision on the appeal of the Canary Islands archipelago.
In the PP, they accuse the government of being “lazy” and of “not answering questions as important as this”
Faced with this political, judicial and health panorama of the People’s Party, they recall having tabled a bill which can come into force in 15 days. “The government does not even have to do the job because it is registered and consulted with the main jurists. Whenever they want it is taken to the courts and in 15 days this chaos is over,” stressed Teodoro García Egea in an interview. in “Cadena To be”.
In this sense, the Councilor of Justice of the Community of Madrid, Enrique López, accused in ‘Onda Madrid’ the government of being “lazy and of not giving answers to questions as important as this and of regulate with whom an animal remains in the event of a divorce. ”from their owners.
PP spokeswoman in Congress Cuca Gamarra responded to Juan Carlos Campo’s statements on legislative changes. In his Twitter account, he asked “where is Sánchez” and “what has the government been doing for a year”.