Interior minister Juan Ignacio Zoido says the new anti-Jihad pact is based upon ‘the four Ps’ of ‘prevention, protection, persecution and preparation’, and will come into force in 2018 with a series of new laws.
Measures will include regulating liquid petroleum gas distribution, meaning customers who buy butane bottles directly from a supplier or petrol station may have to give their personal details and show a passport, DNI or NIE number.
Hotels, holiday apartment agencies and vehicle rental firms will be required to keep customer databases and register ID.
In order to combine Spanish legislation with European regulations, the ministry is working on a draft law covering data processing in flight booking in order that Intelligence services can detect behaviour patterns that hint at possible terrorism threats or possession of explosives or drugs.
Spain’s government is also working on reforms to European Union law to avoid a repetition of the situation where the Iman from Ripoll (Girona), who had indoctrinated the Barcelona and Cambrils terrorists, was prevented from being repatriated after a spell in prison.
The forthcoming legislation may also include a register of ‘religious entities’, such as places of worship of all known faiths.