"The facts listed in the lawsuit do not constitute any criminal offense," the court ruling read.
The court’s decision followed the Public Prosecution Office’s recommendation to dismiss the lawsuit, based on Madrid’s right to impose direct rule over the autonomous region, as stipulated in Article 155 of the constitution. The government thereby was eligible to determine whether the Generalitat’s resolution complied with national legislation or not.
On June 1, Torra filed a lawsuit against Rajoy and his deputy over abuse of power shortly after the former prime minister lost a no-confidence vote in parliament over a corruption scandal. The regional leader accused the former government of breaking the law and violating his political rights, citing Madrid’s refusal to approve a proposed Catalan cabinet list, which included exiled and imprisoned Catalan politicians, in late May.
On June 8, Spain's new government lifted financial controls on the Catalan Generalitat as part of its efforts to resolve the secessionist crisis in the autonomous region.
Last year, Catalonia held an independence referendum, in which the vast majority of voters backed the region's secession from Spain. The plebiscite was not recognized by Madrid, which subsequently imposed direct rule over the region and dismissed its government.