EU Advocate General to dismiss Junqueras’ appeal for European Parliament’s decision to leave his seat vacant


The President of the ERC, Oriol Junqueras.
The President of the ERC, Oriol Junqueras.Gorka LoinazuArab Press

general counsel of Court of Justice of the European Union has concluded this Thursday that the appeal filed by the Defense of Oriol Junqueras, ERC leader and former vice-president of the Generalitat, against the decision of the European Parliament to declare MEPs vacant, must be dismissed.

In his opinion, lawyer Maciej Zpunar supported an order of the General Court of the European Union issued in December 2020 in which the European Court of Justice held that the Eurochamber did nothing more than disseminate information about the pre-existing legal situation, which particularly from the decisions. of Spanish officials.

Thus, the European Counsel holds that the Court based in Luxembourg correctly held that the Eurochamber can only begin “on the grounds that eligibility is part of the electoral process regulated by the law of the Member States”, which is why The European body “has no capacity to control national decisions”.

Junqueras was elected MEP in the European Parliament elections in May 2019, but, as he did not obtain permission to participate in an oath or promise to abide by the Spanish Constitution in accordance with national rules, his seat was vacated by a central election. been declared. board.

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