Aznar, Rajoy, Mayor Oreja and Acebes to launch the book <i>España, camino de libertad</i>

11/06/2010

Published by FAES, it will be launched today, Monday June 14 at 7:00 pm at the lecture hall of Mutua Madrile?a Aznar, Rajoy, Mayor Oreja and Acebes to launch the book _Espa?a, camino de libertad_ The book, written by Ignacio Cosid? and ?"scar El?a, with a prologue by Aznar, explains the buttresses of the counter-terrorist policy between 1996 and 2004 /14.06.10/ Jos? Mar?a Aznar, president of the Foundation for Social Studies and Analysis (FAES), will launch today, Monday 14 June in Madrid, the book Espa?a, camino de libertad. La pol?tica antiterrorista para la derrota de ETA, 1996-2004, written by the national MP Ignacio Cosid?, and the analyst of the Strategic Stuides Group, ?"scar El?as. The president of the Partido Popular, Mariano Rajoy; the vice-president of the Popular Group at the European Parliament, Jaime Mayor Oreja; and the PP MP, ?ngel Acebes, all three Ministers of Internal Affairs during Aznar"s two terms in office, will also participate in the launch, which will take place at 7:00 pm at the lecture hall of the Foundation Mutua Madrile?a (Eduardo Dato, 20). In this book, Ignacio Cosid? and ?"scar El?a go through the counter-terrorist policy led by the Governments of Jos? Mar?a Aznar during 1996 and 2004, based on democratic firmness, the strength of the Rule of Law before ETA, international cooperation, and, above all, the moral example of victims. In words of the authors, Aznar"s merit at the head of those policies was not only starting it, convinced that the Constitution is morally superior to any regime resulting from violence, but also keeping it without giving in to the temptation of searching for shortcuts diverting the Government from the road of the Rule of Law. Supported by the work carried out by the Security Forces, legal institutions, and the testimony of victims, the Government of Aznar set into motion an essential principle: ETA can and must be completely defeated through constitutional institutions. Espa?a, camino de libertad states that that principle is as valid today as it was back in 1996.