19th October 2021

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Carles Puigdemont and Toni Comín debut as MEPs

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Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and his former minister Toni Comín made their debut as MEPs in the European Parliament on Monday, just over seven months after winning
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EU Parliament reverses decision on Oriol Junqueras MEP status

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The European Parliament has reversed its decision on the status of jailed Catalan leader Oriol Junqueras as an MEP, and instead endorsed this week’s ruling by
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Supreme Court asks EU Parliament to suspend Puigdemont and Comín immunity

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Pablo Llarena, the Spanish Supreme Court judge, has now asked the European Parliament to suspend the MEP immunity of Carles Puigdemont and Toni Comín. He is also maintaining
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Supreme Court rules to keep Junqueras in jail, denying MEP immunity

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The Spanish Supreme Court has now formally denied Catalan jailed leader Oriol Junqueras parliamentary immunity, and will not free him to receive his accreditation as an
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Supreme Court rejects suspending JEC ruling that prevents Junqueras becoming MEP

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The Spanish Supreme Court has rejected suspending the decision of Spain’s Electoral Authority (JEC) that prevents Oriol Junqueras taking up his seat as an MEP. The Catalan pro-independence
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Oriol Junqueras elected president of EFA group in EU Parliament

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Oriol Junqueras, the jailed former Catalan vice-president, has been elected president of the European Free Alliance (EFA) group in the European Parliament. Alongside former Catalan president Carles
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Puigdemont, Junqueras, Comín now officially recognised as MEPs

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Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, his former jailed vice president Oriol Junqueras, and former minister Toni Comín, have all been officially recognised as MEPs by
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Sánchez, pending Junqueras report, still hopes to be sworn in prior to ‘Three Kings’

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Pedro Sánchez, Spain’s socialist (PSOE) acting prime minister, is still hoping to be sworn in as leader of a new coalition government before the Three
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Puigdemont and Comín acquire provisional MEP accreditation

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Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and his former minister Toni Comín both acquired provisional accreditation as MEPs at the European Parliament on Friday, after the ban on