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Puigdemont and Comín pick up definitive MEP accreditation

Former Catalan cabinet members had been provided with temporary passes on December 20 after ECJ ruling on parliamentary immunity

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06 January 2020 06:26 PM

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ACN|Barcelona

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and former Catalan minister Toni Comín, in exile in Belgium following the unsuccessful 2017 independence bid, have picked up their definitive MEP passes on Monday.

The two Junts per Catalunya politicians had been provided with temporary passes on December 20, the day after the European Court of Justice ruled that Esquerra Republicana's jailed Oriol Junqueras had parliamentary immunity from the moment he was elected MEP in May despite being prevented from taking up his seat by Spanish authorities, with the same applying to Puigdemont and Comín.

Puigdemont and Comín went to the chamber after the parliament's decision announced earlier on Monday to recognize the three as MEPs, with Puigdemont's lawyer Gonzalo Boye tweeting "Mission accomplished" to mark the moment.

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  • Former Catalan cabinet members Puigdemont and Comín pose in front of the European Parliament after picking up their definitive MEP accreditation (Marga Payola)

  • Former Catalan cabinet members Puigdemont and Comín pose in front of the European Parliament after picking up their definitive MEP accreditation (Marga Payola)

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