Although some of you already know, I realized that we've missed to
inform at this list on this. I've to write here more often!
After many years dealing with multiple controversies at "domestic" level
in Spain, we thought that is time to raise this up to International
levels, so we recently we formally asked for assistance at the European
Ombudsman, and for that purpose, we elaborated a report (attached). A
part of this there are several megabytes of information that can't be
attached in an email, providing evidences of dozens of cases.
We think is important to fight this not only at domestic level but also
to international levels for two important reasons:
1. Although the examples we provide are fro Spain, we all know that the
described or similar practices are also often globally used against
CN. (International laws not being enforced at domestic levels,
clientelism, conflicts of interest, overbuilding & hoarding in a few
hands while many unattended, etc...).
At the end of the day conceptually is the same fight as the
spectrum, but extended to other subjects.
2. It's so difficult to fight at local level when actually who fails
and we are denouncing at the same time is the judge. Fight for
corruption against well established cartels or local authorities
doing maladministration requires to be able to go to international
Today at the meeting with the MEP's from the EU Parliament, they
suggested to send the report not only to the Ombudsman, but also to the
EU Commission or the EU Parliament. When some days ago we wto the EU
office in Barcelona to formally give the complaint in person, some
colleagues from Europe came with us. That was great, so could be a good
idea to check is we can add cases from abroad (not only EU) thus
reinforcing the argument that this should be considered not only
domestic affairs but also a global problem, or signatures from CNs or
orgs from other countries giving support.
So please, those of you who can document other cases, or just willing to
give us support either at personal or org level, tell us!
p.d. anyone interested in getting more details/information, just ask,
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