Jaime Far, director of the anti-corruption office.

11-01-2018

The anti-corruption office will start functioning next week and will operate from a room in the Balearic parliament building. The room is tucked away. It is not along the main passage and is reached by a staircase or lift. The location is temporary. It is expected that the office will move elsewhere within three months and not be in a government building. One of the purposes of the office is that it can receive complaints about the government.

The director of the office is Jaime Far, whose salary of 95,000 euros was the subject of debate in parliament. A second vote (a simple majority) was needed after the government failed to get backing for the salary with the initial qualified majority vote.

One of Far's first cases may be the Més contracts. The Partido Popular would like him to investigate these. The PP, meanwhile, remains partially critical of the anti-corruption office because of what the party sees as an overlap with the functions of the audit commission.

The anti-corruption office is an initiative of the current government. It should not be confused with the anti-corruption prosecution service. It will not have powers to prosecute, only to investigate and forward information to the prosecution service, courts or police.

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Ron / Hace 6 days

The Gesa building might be big enough to store all the files.

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John / Hace 6 days

Easy pickings in Mallorca. Just go for anyone with any authority, - soon they'll need a tower block full of offices and files lol.....

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John P / Hace 7 days

Would have thought would need a multi office building,not a pokey little room ,taking into account the alleged corruption taking place on the island.Agree with Henry James,a few easy,token hits and then nothing.

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Henry James / Hace 7 days

Sorry,it's my eyesight,my comment should be is endemic.

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Henry James / Hace 7 days

They might go after a few easy,token targets but given the fact that corruption in endemic on Majorca,they are unlikely to go after the big fish.

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