Two former presidents of Andalusia, Manuel Chaves and José Antonio Griñán, will sit on bench of defendants in two months. Misfortune and suspicion have fallen on m because y are presumed most responsible — judges will determine — of indelible tarnish of corruption that has tarnished PSOE's record. For six years, since justice began to investigate, scandal of ERE (Employment regulation dossiers) in Andalusia has given an unpayable fuel to People's Party, in turn in serious cases of corruption. In fact, PP is person in this cause as a popular accusation.
Life gives a lot of surprises and politics is full of m. Because now, six years later, we have learned that central government — first in hands of PP and n PSOE — through Ministry of Employment has given same aid without a public tender, that is, with a lack of control not identical, but similar to that He has reproached Junta de Andalucía. Surprising and paradoxical.
The news has been almost unnoticed at this time kidnapped by Catalan independence. It is, however, a fact of first order. Even current minister of Interior, Juan Ignacio Zoido, authorized adjudication of 34 million euros state for one of ERE investigated when he was delegate of government in Andalusia.
We will return to utmost attention details of ERE scandal when oral hearing begins in December. Meanwhile, Justice has left a handful of people free of imputation and has circumscribed alleged fraud to 152 million euros in a decade (from 2001 to 2011). It was greedy to exploit case of chauffeur Juan Francisco Trujillo, graceful with an arbitrary help with which he bought gifts and cocaine for his boss, n Director of employment of Junta Javier Guerrero. And it was an irresistible temptation to exaggerate dimension of scandal and to value fraud in 855 million, which is actually total amount of aid that received, in most cases, real companies in difficulties and real workers Dismissed.
When Justice intervenes — unless a judge like Mercedes Alaya is at helm — chances of overacting are often narrowed. The damage to this case is irreparable, but terms of scandal will be established in a dimension closer to reality and administrations have already begun to take note. The Andalusian regional Government amended procedures to grant its social assistance. The central administration, too. The great advantage of democracies is that, thanks to fabric of counterpowers, se are open to improvement. Perhaps Spanish democracy will be able, thanks to cases like this, to furr control public finances. By way, could noise of political anger be reduced is it too much to ask?
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