The new elected representatives of Catalan nationalism for the European Parliament have not been very happy about their refusal to enter the institution. This happened yesterday, when Carles Puigdemont and Toni Comín tried to access the European Parliament to collect a provisional accreditation that is usually given to the new MEPs as a procedure until they get their governments' definitive accreditation. However, before the (well-founded) suspicion that the Spanish Government would not grant their accreditation to the escapees since they would be arrested when they stepped on Spanish soil, they were denied such courtesy, which they probably already planned to upgrade as if from a victory was about Europeanism over the "vile" Spain.
However, the cautious behavior of the European Parliament officials (totally justifiable, since the European Parliament already denied the expresident the authorization to attend an event for security reasons) has spoiled the small triumph that both Puigdemont and his lawyer, the Controversial Gonzalo Boye (who served his sentence for collaborating with ETA in the kidnapping of Emiliano Revilla) had to take credit, and that has provoked these temperamental statements against the European Union.
As the legal services of the European Parliament have repeatedly indicated, to exercise the functions as a member of the European Parliament, there's no alternative but to go to Madrid, comply with Spanish law and swear by the constitution.
It's not the first time that the fled ex-president questions the European institution when it does not agree with him. Known is the time in which he stated before the European media that "maybe, the Catalans should be able to decide whether or not they want to belong to this European Union."
Every time Puigdemont has told the MEPs that in Spain there is a Francoist residue, as incredible as it may seem, the interlocutors at least have listened to him, as it's a statement that many can not verify, but the current assertions that it is the Europe itself, which is being swallowed up by 'Francoist values', can be the proof of the low credibility of the Waterloo tenant's accusations.