Brussels, Nov 23 (EFE). - The European Parliament Petitions Committee defended today that the burial of the AVE in Murcia "is the only option" and, in response to the requests of the Plataforma Pro Esoterramiento, will request "a new Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)" and will contact the Ministry of Development.
This was stated by the president of that commission, Cecilia Wikström, who also stated that, for information purposes, a communication will also be sent to the Committee on Transport.
For its part, the European Commission, which "will continue evaluating "the allegations of the Pro-Underground Platform of Murcia, will propose new conclusions and, if necessary, will be redirected to the authorities Spanish.
The platform, which had submitted its request to appear before the European Parliament two years ago, denounced that the work to bury the high-speed train to its arrival in Murcia would be "violating" the law, not having an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), mandatory in all public works.
Although there is a memory developed in 2009, from the platform denounced that this "was made based on an agreement signed in 2006" and the current construction project, awarded to the company Aldesa, only it coincides in 18% with the one that had been raised in 2006.
Last week, the Euopea Commission itself issued an interim report in which it was alleged that, after reminding the Ministry of Promotion that an EIA is not valid if there are substantial changes, the response was that this modification "had been discarded".
The platform, for its part, claimed that the EIA is not valid "because the project was split", a practice that would mean "a clear violation of European legislation".
The Petitions Committee's response was approved unanimously both the petitioners and the representatives of all the Spanish political forces, who advocated that the petition remain open.
"It was the best result that we could wait, "the spokesman for the Pro-Exoteric Platform, Joaquín Contreras, told the EFE Agency, and he positively appreciated" the support of all the groups, including the of the Popular Party. "
Despite the satisfaction, Contreras denounced that the closest administrations, the autonomic and the municipal," continue to turn their backs on the platform "and that" It is necessary to go to Europe to do justice. "
The spokesman of the platform said that today" the people of Murcia will go out for the seventh consecutive day to continue claiming that the AVE arrives buried in the city and does not split it in half. "