The TGUE denies immunity to Puigdemont although it considers the euro order suspended

Blow to the former president of the Generalitat. The General Court of the European Union (TGUE) has rejected this Friday to return the immunity in a precautionary manner MEP of former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont despite his recent arrest in Italy, considering that the European arrest and surrender order issued against him is suspended throughout the EU while the European Justice resolves the preliminary ruling referred by the judge instructor of the cause of the process, Pablo Llarena.

The order of the vice-president of the European Court -which also affects the demands presented by the other two MEPs of JxCAT and exconsellers Toni Comín and Clara Ponsatí- stresses that the national authorities of the rest of the EU countries, by virtue of the principle of loyal cooperation, must take into account the “suspension of the criminal proceedings and the execution of the European arrest warrants directed against the deputies” until the preliminary ruling is resolved .

In this sense, the European Justice considers that the episode that occurred in Sicily, when Puigdemont was arrested at the airport and later released “they come to confirm” that there is no risk of a Member State executing the Euroorder while the process is on hold, so there is no risk of serious harm that requires restore immunity.

The defense values ​​the sentence

Gonzalo Boye, lawyer for the former president of the Genralitat, has celebrated the order of the vice president of the TGUE because he ratifies that the criminal procedure against Puigdemont, and therefore the euro order, “it is suspended by legal imperative of the Court of Justice of the European Union “.

The TGUE has refused this Friday to return the immunity in a precautionary manner MEP of the former Catalan president pthat to his recent arrest in Italy, considering that the European arrest and surrender order issued against him is suspended throughout the EU while the European Justice resolves the Preliminary question sent by the investigating judge in the case of the process.

Boye, in statements to the media in a recess of the trial that is being followed against the commissioner José Manuel Villarejo and in which he is prosecuting, has explained that with this order it is clear that “not only the procedure has been suspended in Spain but the consequences of that procedure as It would be the European Detention and Surrender Order (OEDE).

In line, he points out that the vice president’s order confirms that Puigdemont maintains the immunity of displacement, something that they have defended for a long time “and that it seems that Judge Llarena had not assumed or understood.” In addition, the lawyer points out that the TGUE points out that “it does not matter what the investigating judge says”.

“It seems that Judge Llarena had neither assumed nor understood”

On the other hand, he pointed out that both Puigdemont and the MEPs and former councilors Toni Comín and Clara Ponsatí have received the news with joy, although he has clarified that it was “expected”. “We asked for the precautionary measures so that the vice president pronounced himself exhaustively on issues that the Supreme Court were not understanding, “he added.

It has also affected that they have immunity from displacement, that the Euro orders are suspended and that since the internal procedure in Spain is also suspended, it also entails “the suspension of national arrest warrants as well.” “I don’t think we can continue arguing about it.”, has apostilled.


Source: LA INFORMACIÓN – Lo último by www.lainformacion.com.

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