EU lifts Puigdemont immunity: Ex-Catalan leader decries ‘sad day’ for democracy

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  • FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “EU lifts Puigdemont immunity: Ex-Catalan leader decries ‘sad day’ for democracy” – below is their description.

    The European Parliament on Tuesday lifted the immunity of the former president of #Spain’s #Catalonia region, Carles #Puigdemont, and two of his associates, a move that could pave the way for their extradition and reopen the scars of #separatism in Spain.

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