Will Puigdemont's EU accreditation be restored?
The former Catalan president, Charles Puigdemont, has been denied his temporary accreditation as an elected member of the European Parliament at the request of three Spanish political parties (the Popular Party, Socialists and the Liberals of Ciudadanos).
The measure to refuse temporary accreditation was approved by President Antonio Tajani. In order to justify the decision, he had to suspend the accreditation of all Spanish MEPs. This means they can only enter the European Parliament as guests.
Tajani justified the measure by saying that he is waiting for the Spanish authorities to communicate the final list of elected MEPs.