Carles Puigdemont

Belgium to decide on ex-Catalan leader’s arrest

A Belgian judge is going to decide on Spain’s arrest warrant for sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and his associates after they turned themselves in to Belgian police, a spokesman for Brussels prosecutors says.

November 6, 2017
November 6, 2017

Sacked Catalan leader freed on bail in Belgium

Catalonia's sacked separatist leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his former ministers has been released with conditions in Belgium after turning themselves in to face a Spanish warrant for their arrest.

November 5, 2017
November 5, 2017

Belgium to decide on ex-Catalan leader’s arrest

A Belgian judge is going to decide on Spain’s arrest warrant for sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and his associates after they turned themselves in to Belgian police, a spokesman for Brussels prosecutors says.

November 2, 2017
November 2, 2017

Arrest warrant sought for ousted Catalan leader

Spain's state prosecutor seeks a European arrest warrant for former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, now in Belgium, after he failed to appear at a High Court hearing.

November 1, 2017
November 1, 2017

‘Ousted Catalan leader won’t return to testify’

A lawyer for dismissed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, is due to appear in a Spanish court to answer charges relating to Catalonia’s push for independence, says he would not return to testify but could answer questions from Belgium.

October 31, 2017
October 31, 2017

Sacked Catalan leader seeks legal advice in Belgium

Catalonia's deposed separatist leader Carles Puigdemont seeks legal advice in Belgium where he spoke to a lawyer who has worked on asylum cases, as prosecutors in Spain demanded he be charged with rebellion.

October 28, 2017
October 28, 2017

Catalonia leader calls for opposition to Spanish takeover

Catalonia's separatist leader calls on Catalans to peacefully oppose Spain's takeover, in a staged appearance that seems to convey that he refuses to accept his firing, which was ordered by central authorities.

October 2, 2017
October 2, 2017

Catalan leader threatens independence after chaotic vote

Catalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont says the region won the right to break away from Spain, with his government claiming that 90 percent of voters backed independence in a banned referendum marred by clashes.