The immunity of the Catalan independentist Carles Puigdemont lifted by the European Parliament

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The European Parliament voted on Tuesday to lift the immunity of three Catalan independence MEPs, including the former president of the region, Carles Puigdemont. The measure had been demanded by Spain since the 2017 secession attempt.

The decision was approved by 400 elected against 248 and 45 abstentions at the end of a vote by secret ballot opened Monday evening, specified the Parliament.