LUXEMBOURG, 25 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The lawyer who defends the European Parliament in the matter on the parliamentary immunity of the former president of the Generalitat, Norbert Lorenz, has defended this Friday in the hearing before the General Court of the European Union that the institution has had an "extremely open" deal with the independence leader to the point of allowing him to occupy the seat "probably illegally" because he did so without Spain proclaiming him an MEP.
"They were allowed to take seats in the European Parliament and, as we have seen from a judgment of the General Court of the European Union, probably illegally, because the European Parliament has never been notified that the applicants have been appointed or elected parliamentarians in Spain", the lawyer expressed in his presentation at the beginning of the hearing.
The lawyer of the Eurocámara reacted in this way to the first intervention of the defense of Puigdemont and the other two former ministers who fled from the Spanish justice system, elected MEPs by JxCAT, Toni Comín and Clara Ponsatí, who have alleged that the institution did not respect the rights of their clients when processing the requests to suspend their immunities and be tried in Spain. "We ask them to protect my clients from the European Parliament itself," said the lawyer for the pro-independence politicians at the hearing, Gonzalo Boye.