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The decision could take several months.
The self-exiled Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont would like to return to Spain for the first time, but it might cost him his freedom.
Announcements and parliamentary procedure will follow Spain's request to lift immunity.
Catalan separatist leaders Carles Puigdemont and Antoni Comin vowed to push their secessionist cause onto Europe’s agenda as they took up their seats in Strasbourg, despite facing an arrest warrant in Spain.
Now fully accredited MEPS, they are here to attend the first plenary of the year. After expressing his joy, Carles Puigdemont told the press the Catalan independence question was a European issue.
EU parliament accredits Catalan separatists
The European Parliament has recognised the Catalan independentist leader, Oriol Junqueras, as an MEP. It comes despite the fact that he has been sentenced to thirteen years in prison and that the debate on his disqualification is still pending a resolution in Spain.
A lawyer for the Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont said Belgian judicial authorities have suspended the arrest warrant against him due to his immunity as an MEP.
“They will not dare, right?” If I had a cent for every time a European politician, advisor or journalist asked me that regarding what is Spain ready to do to keep Catalonia inside its ranks, I would be rich by now.
It’s the third time Spain has tried to get him extradited, with two previous attempts failing when local judges rejected the argument that he had led a rebellion.
Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont walks free after handing himself to Brussels police. Earlier this week, authorities received a third European arrest warrant from Spain.
At the summit on 17 and 18 October, EU leaders will discuss how to incorporate climate change initiatives into the budget.
A war of flags has taken over Barcelona's balconies with both pro and anti-independence supporters using their outside spaces to make clear where they stand on Catalonia's secession debate.
The Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament decided on 3 September to submit observations to the European Court of Justice on the case of the jailed MEP from Catalonia, Oriol Junqueras. [...] The importance of the Court’s decision cannot be underestimated.
The demonstrators were protesting the fact that three of their elected MEPs were not allowed to go to work on Tuesday.
Carles Puigdemont, former President of Catalonia, will have to travel to Madrid today if he’s to validate his status as a member of the new European Parliament.
Spain's Supreme Court blocked jailed Catalan leader Oriol Junqueras from leaving prison to collect credentials to join the EU parliament.
Free to travel around Europe but persecuted in Spain. Accused of rebellion in Madrid but acquitted of it in Germany. [...] An MEP-elect thanks to the votes of one million people, but dependent on European courts in order to fulfill his mandate.
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Carles Puigdemont and Oriol Junqueras elected to the European Parliament but it's not clear whether either will ever get there.
The former president of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, is campaigning for a seat in the European Parliament. And the polls indicate that he could get it. But the problem is whether he can legally occupy it.
The legal services of the European Parliament indicate that he must go to Madrid to be sworn in.
This week we look at the smaller parties that could tip the scales in the new parliament and examine the role of the Eurosceptics' favourite target, the EU Commission.
Spain's electoral board has banned former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and two of his former advisers from running in the European elections.
"It is the moment to make another step to internationalise the self-determination right of Catalonia from Europe's heart to all the world," Puigdemont wrote on Twitter.
“This is a political trial and I refuse to answer to my accusers... I am a political prisoner and I am on trial for my ideas,” Oriol Junqueras said.