19th October 2019

European Parliament elections

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Josep Borrell: from controversy to controversy, to EU’s top diplomat

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European leaders have chosen Josep Borrell, Spain’s acting foreign minister, to replace Federica Mogherini as the European Union’s ‘High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security
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Catalan leaders take battle for MEP seats to Luxembourg court

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The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will have its say after Spain excluded three Catalan leaders from the European Parliament, including former
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Junqueras’ immunity: Spanish court consults EU court

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The Spanish Supreme Court is to ask the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) about the extent of jailed Catalan leader Oriol Junqueras‘ parliamentary immunity,
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EU high court admits appeal from Catalan MEPs-elect

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Two exiled former Catalan officials who were elected MEPs in May’s EU election have lodged an appeal in the Court of Justice of the European
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6,000 expected to travel to Strasbourg for EU Parliament protest

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Around 6,000 people are expected to travel to Strasbourg for a protest on Tuesday 2 July, to coincide with the first plenary session of the new
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Supreme Court initiates proceedings to ask EU court about Junqueras immunity

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The Spanish Supreme Court has opened the door to asking the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) whether Oriol Junqueras, one of the jailed
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Tajani: ‘It’s Spain’s problem’ that MEP seats not filled

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Antonio Tajani, the president of the European Parliament, has said that ‘it is Spain’s problem’ that some of their seats have been not been filled after
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Court bars Oriol Junqueras from taking up seat as MEP

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Spain’s Supreme Court has denied the jailed pro-independence leader Oriol Junqueras permission to leave prison in order to take the necessary steps in Madrid that
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EU Parliament VPs ask Tajani to clarify Puigdemont access

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Three of the 14 European Parliament vice presidents have questioned the decision to deny access to the chamber of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, who