The European Parliament stripped Puigdemont of his immunity in 2021, paving the best way for his extradition again to Spain the place he’s hunted for his position in a botched independence referendum when he was Catalonia’s regional president.
The ruling on the EU’s Normal Courtroom in Luxembourg will possible give additional ammunition for the opposition to assault Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez forward of the snap election on July 23. Puigdemont mentioned on Twitter that he’ll file an enchantment to the EU’s Courtroom of Justice, the 27-nation bloc’s highest tribunal.
The Individuals’s Get together chief, Alberto Nunez Feijoo, who’s main opinion polls, has accused Sanchez of siding with the Catalan events behind the secession try that nearly tore the nation aside.
In recent times, Sanchez has needed to depend on Catalan separatist occasion Esquerra Republicana in addition to pro-independence Basque teams to go key laws in a closely fractured parliament.
Sanchez has mentioned his technique to barter with separatists has helped ease tensions in Catalonia, which reached its highest level with violent protests when the PP was in energy. In 2021, Sanchez pardoned 9 Catalan separatist leaders, and a yr later abolished the crime of sedition, which might cut back the penalties that Puigdemont faces if he’s extradited again to Spain.