The president of the group of socialists and democrats (S&D) European Parliament, Iratxe García, said Monday that his training will be guided under a principle “very clear” in the process to decide on the suplicatorio to lift the immunity of Carles Puigdemont, and Antoni Comín: “let justice work”. Garcia said that his group will study the contents of the folder that the president of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, you must submit to the Committee on Legal Affairs, but warned that the search for a “political solution” is not incompatible with the course of the judicial proceedings in the cause of the procés.
The ex-president of the Catalan government, Carles Puigdemont, suggested last Monday to take possession of his seat that the democrats should vote against the request to lift his immunity. “I am convinced that they are going to make the case to your head of rows [in reference to Peter Sanchez], that in a solemn way in his inauguration promised to desjudicializar the policy. I am convinced that if there is a new time in the Spanish Government that is going to demonstrate,” he said Puigdemont.
The head of the ranks of the social democrats did not want to move events. Once the record out of the table Sassoli, the group will consider and adopt the decisions it deems appropriate. However, he reminded Puigdemont that the “political dialogue” is not “incompatible” with respect to justice. “We cannot be selective in the defense of the rule of law. We cannot resign ourselves to not work for a political solution, but that does not mean do not let the justice do not work in the terms that you should act”, he added in a press conference in Strasbourg.
Garcia said that the socialists would “abide” the judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU, which meant that Puigdemont and Comín access to his seat. “We assume that there are two new meps spaniards elected for the constituency of Spain in the European Parliament”, he said. In the same way, accept that Junqueras are not considered a member of the european parliament after being convicted with a final sentence to 13 years in prison for sedition and malfeasance. The chief of ranks of the socialists was also considered a "good news for Catalonia, for Spain and for Europe" that "one of the major objectives" of the coalition government is "working on a political solution based on dialogue".
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a Spanish court has order now the European Parliament that empty Puigdemont and Comín your immunity. That should be examined by the Committee on Legal Affairs. Except that nothing is twisted, its members should have ready in two months a report on the case that would go to the plenary. In this process, which is not is judging nothing but clarify if both deputies could be persecuted for his performance in the Parliament, both Puigdemont as Commonly will be able to offer your version. Garcia recalled that in the last legislature was asked about 50 suplicatorios, of those who answered " yes " to 92%.Updated Date: 14 January 2020, 17:00