03.02.2022 - 10:57
Actualització: 03.02.2022 - 11:57
The Flemish Parliament has unanimously passed a resolution asking the European Commission to investigate the case of Pau Juvillà, a Catalan MP for the left-wing pro-independence CUP party who was stripped of his seat by the Spanish electoral authority in January. A High Court ruling in December considered Juvillà guilty of disobedience for not removing yellow ribbons from his office in the Lleida council during an election period.
In a tweet, the speaker of the Flemish Parliament, Liesbeth Homans (NVA), wrote that the democratic and political rights of Catalan MPs must be guaranteed and that Juvillà should remain an MP until there is a final ruling on his case. She also expressed her support towards the speaker of the Catalan Parliament, Laura Borràs, who has so far vowed to not take action to remove Juvillà, who is also a parliament bureau member, until the Supreme Court makes a final ruling.
Democratische/politieke rechten van Catalaanse parlementsleden moeten gewaarborgd worden. @vlaparl vraagt dat @pjuvilla volksvertegenwoordiger kan blijven zolang er geen definitief vonnis is. Vlaamse steun voor @mhp_LauraBorras/@LauraBorras en @parlamentcat! pic.twitter.com/zIBUoAXaYo
— Liesbeth Homans (@LiesbethHomans) February 2, 2022
According to the Catalan Parliament, the parliaments of Denmark and the Netherlands will also deal with the issue in their Foreign Affairs Committees.