19 December 2019

EU court rules that Junqueras has been an MEP with immunity since being elected to European Parliament


The Court of Justice of the European Union responds to the preliminary question raised by the Supreme Court in July after it prevented Oriol Junqueras from taking the oath of allegiance to the constitution before the Central Electoral Board, which subsequently declared his seat vacant. As such, the conviction of Junqueras on 14 October occurred while he was an MEP and without respecting his immunity. The new president of the European Parliament, David Sassoli of the Party of European Socialists, announces that he will comply with the ruling, meaning that the European Parliament must recognise as an MEP any person who has been elected as such. The following day, Carles Puigdemont and Antoni Comín are allowed to enter Parliament with temporary MEP credentials. The same day, the Court of Justice overturns the General Court of the EU’s 1 July decision not to grant precautionary measures to Puigdemont and Comín that would have enabled them to attend the inaugural session of the Parliament in Strasbourg.

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