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Constitutional Law / Droit constitutionnel 2006 Spain / Espagne

2007 / Vol. 19, No. 4, (66)
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Constitutional Law / Droit constitutionnel


Spain / Espagne

Francisco M. García Costa

Profesor de Derecho Constitucional de la Universidad de Murcia, Doctor Euro­peo en Derecho


The Spanish Chronicle of Constitutional Law in 2006 reviews the most significant le­gal events occurred in this period. Among them, the following are pointed out: The declaration of 2006 as Year of Historical Memory; a high level of legislative ac­tivity carried out by the Parliament; the celebration of elections for the Catalan Parliament; the dissolution of Marbella’s Municipal Council; and, above all, the ap­­proval of the new Regional Statutes of Cataluña and Valencia, which have domi­nated the political debate during the year. In the jurisprudential field, it is to be of special consideration the Constitutional Court Sentence 204/2006, of the 20th of July, resolving the first conflict in defence of the local autonomy, and the Constitu­tional Court Sentence 361/2006, of the 18th of December, which recognizes to the par­liamentary groups the right to “express their collective refusal to a legislative measure”.