The European Commission has denied this Friday the involvement of the son of the Minister of Agriculture, Luis Planas, adviser in the General Directorate of Environment, in the file related to Doñana after the accusations of the Junta de Andalucía.

As confirmed by a spokesman for the Commission, the official in question had revealed his personal situation in a declaration of ‘conflict of interest’, something that has been taken into account to avoid his involvement in the Doñana affair.

The accusations were made this Thursday by the Andalusian Minister of the Presidency, the ‘popular’ Antonio Sanz, linked to the allegations also made last Wednesday by the president of the European People’s Party (EPP), Manfred Weber, who criticized the Commission and, especially , to the Commissioner for the Environment, Virginijus Sinkevicius, after meeting with him, of “partisan” behavior and “campaigning” for Pedro Sánchez in relation to the debate that has generated the bill to regulate irrigation in Doñana.

For its part, Brussels has reiterated that it is fulfilling its role of managing a file based on a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which obliges it to protect the wetland, in addition to confirming that the president of the Community Executive , Ursula von der Leyen, with whom Weber shares a political family, supports the actions of the members of her college.

The Commission has once again defended that it acts as an “impartial guardian” of the treaties and has repeatedly warned that the Andalusian government’s bill to regularize irrigation in Doñana could “deteriorate” the wetland since “it seems to be in opposite direction” to the CJEU ruling, although he also recalled that the measures adopted so far by Spain to guarantee compliance “are not sufficient, even without taking into account the probable negative impact of the proposed legislation”.