Cabinet approves National Security law project

THE new controversial National Security law project aimed to improve the Spanish State’s response to risks and threats has been approved today by the cabinet of ministers.
The project was the main subject today at a meeting of the cabinet PM Mariano Rajoy held at Moncloa Palace, which all the cabinet members attended except Foreign Secretary Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo, who is on an official visit to Lithuania.
The controversial law project will regulate alarm levels and special situations and aims to fight risks and threats without, deputy PM Soraya Saenz de Santamaria explained, taking measures that would suspend fundamental rights or public freedom.
The new law will focus mainly on cyber, marine and financial security along with environment, energy, transport and telecommunications.
Main points on the project are that the State will be able to mobilise both public and private resources to face crisis situations that put national security at risk and local and regional police forces can be placed under the orders of the Spanish government after a state of crisis is declared.

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