Spanish Parliament calls for immediate resignation of Minister Fernández Díaz

October 18, 2016 06:17 PM | ACN

Current Spanish Minister for Home Affairs, Jorge Fernández Díaz, has been reproved by the Spanish Parliament. All the parties in the Spanish Chamber, except from the currently governing People’s Party (PP) voted in favour of the bill presented by the Catalan European Democratic Party (PDECat) which called for Fernández Díaz’s immediate resignation. The current Spanish Minister for Home Affairs was recently in the spotlight after several tapes revealed his implication in a smear scandal to discredit Catalonia’s main pro-independence parties, ‘Convergència’ (now renamed PDECat) and left wing pro-independence ERC. The recordings, which were made in 2014, revealed a conversation between Fernández Díaz, and the Director of Catalonia's Anti-fraud Office Daniel de Alfonso Laso, who was dismissed soon after the tapes were made public.

Parliament to dismiss Director of Catalonia’s Anti-fraud Office amid conspiracy scandal

June 22, 2016 06:25 PM | ACN

The Catalan Chamber has started the necessary procedures to dismiss Director of Catalonia’s Anti-fraud Office Daniel De Alfonso, on account of his involvement in a smear scandal against pro-independence parties liberal Convergència and left-wing ERC. He will also be called this Thursday to give explanations before the Parliament’s Commission for Institutional Affairs and may be definitively dismissed by next week. According to a series of recordings published on Tuesday by Spanish newspaper ‘Público’, De Alonso and current Spanish Minister for Home Affairs and People’s Party candidate for the Spanish Elections in Barcelona, Jorge Fernández Díaz, allegedly plotted to find information to discredit political rivals in Catalonia in 2014.