Subject: High Representative of Foreign Policy supports a minister of the Francoist regime.
In the context of the imminent declaration by former Francoist Minister Rodolfo Martin Villa before Judge Servini who investigates crimes against humanity, such as those of the Sanfermines of 1978 or the massacre of Vitoria-Gasteiz on March 3, 1976; different personalities have expressed their support to Mr.Martín-Villa, including Mr. Borrell, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Common Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission.
The resolution adopted by the European Parliament on 25 October 2018, on the rise of neo-fascist violence in Europe, calls for “a common culture of remembrance that rejects the fascist crimes of the past.” Furthermore, the Commission’s program “Europe for citizens 2014-2020”, includes the specific action “Active historical remembrance of Europe”, in order to promote and preserve European historical memory.
- ls the Commission aware of one of its Vice Presidents’ support a Minister of Franco investigated for crimes against humanity?
- Does the Commission consider that the aforementioned support goes against what was adopted by Parliament and one of the Commission’s strategic lines?
- Does the Commission believe that the interference in a judiciary process of a third country by Mr Borrell is compatible with the separation of powers principle and his mandate in the Commission?