10 January 2020

The European Parliament accepts the Supreme Court’s decision and strips Oriol Junqueras of his seat


The European Parliament announces that it no longer considers Oriol Junqueras a member of European Parliament, with effect from 3 January. The day before, the Supreme Court had informed Junqueras that he was disqualified from public office as a result of the ruling against the leaders of the 1 October referendum and that he had therefore ceased to be an MEP. The Court of Justice of the EU had recognised him as an MEP in its 19 December ruling in which it established that becoming an MEP depends solely on the electoral results and not on any other formalities. Junqueras will appeal the European Parliament’s decision before the General Court of the European Union.

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