The former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar is due to appear before a parliamentary commission of enquiry into the Madrid train bombings on March 11 this year. Aznar is expected to be grilled on how his government handled the threat from Islamic terrorism before the bombings and why the Basque separatist group ETA was initially blamed for the attacks.
During an exclusive interview with EuroNews in September, Aznar said that his government told the truth in the aftermath of the attacks according to what the police had told them. “We made public information given to us by the security forces. And we did that from the beginning to the end. My conscience is clear on this.” he said.