20th June 2021

Oriol Junqueras

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Clara Ponsatí becomes MEP, despite Spanish electoral board announcement

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The European Parliament has officially recognised as an MEP the former Catalan education minister Clara Ponsatí, who is currently living in Scotland and awaiting an extradition hearing. Ponsatí is fighting
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Six of the jailed Catalan leaders attend Parliament hearing

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Six of the nine Catalan leaders who were sentenced to jail by the Spanish Supreme Court for their roles in the 2017 Catalan independence referendum,
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Clara Ponsatí’s forthcoming MEP status ‘could affect extradition’ from Scotland

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The full extradition hearing for Clara Ponsatí, the former Catalan education minister now living in Scotland, is scheduled to start on 11 May in Edinburgh. But it
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Trial of former Catalan police chief, Josep Lluís Trapero, starts

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The trial of Josep Lluís Trapero, former head of the Catalan police (the Mossos d’Esquadra) starts at Spain’s National Court in Madrid on Monday. Trapero is
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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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Judge refuses to release Junqueras after family file for ‘Habeas Corpus’

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A judge at the local court in Manresa (Barcelona) has refused to release the jailed Catalan independence leader Oriol Junqueras, after the politician’s family filed a petition on
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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