Puente contrasts Borrell's “example” within the 'Huguet-Aguiar case' with the problem of balos: “He left and was not seen as corrupt” | EUROtoday

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The Minister of Transport, Oscar Puente, used the newspaper library this Tuesday to criticize the problem launched by José Luis Balos to the management of the PSOE by clinging to his seat and shifting to the Mixed Group. Puente praised the determine of Josep Borrell, at present a excessive consultant of the European Union in overseas issues, within the case of corruption that concerned two of his collaborators and that pressured him to resign in 1999 from his candidacy for the presidency of the Government.

“He left and no one saw him as corrupt,” mentioned the minister to distinction Borrell's response to the Huguet-Aguiar case to that of Balos, who this Tuesday mentioned he would stay in his seat exactly to safeguard his “honorability” and show that he has nothing to do with the investigation right into a corruption plot within the course of of buying masks that impacts the previous his proper hand within the ministry, Koldo Garca.

A incontrovertible fact that has triggered pressure throughout the socialist neighborhood, which this Monday gave Balos 24 hours at hand in his document as a deputy, understanding that he should assume the “political responsibility” derived from having labored on the highest degree with an individual tainted by corruption. Given the refusal of the previous minister, Puente – who this Tuesday defined the main points of the audit that he has ordered in his ministry to research the purchases of masks – revisited the case of Borrell, who 25 years in the past opted to resign regardless of having received the elections. primaries to Joaqun Almunia.

“Two of his collaborators committed illegal acts and Borrell felt questioned,” Puente recalled to spotlight, as within the case of gunshots, that “it is evident that he did nothing,” however that the choice taken by the present excessive European consultant is because of that he “felt that the trust placed” in his assistants “had been disappointed,” which deserved a forceful response.

“That is the example that a socialist should look at,” thought-about the Minister of Transport simply an hour after the powerful look of the Valencian deputy in Congress. “Balos should look at Borrell's example.”


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