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Spain-Belgium ties could be harmed by ex Catalan leader: minister

Spain's foreign minister warned Thursday that deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont's plan to govern the region remotely from Belgium could harm "friendly relations" between Madrid and Brussels. Puigdemont went to Belgium just days...Show More Summary

Has Carles Puigdemont Finally Run Out of Road?

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After declaring Catalonia independent from Spain last October, the region’s former president escaped to Belgium. Now he finds himself caught in a strange existence.

Spanish PM tells Catalan separatists to pick a leader who respects the law

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Sunday called on Catalan separatists to choose a regional leader who respects the law to replace exiled former leader Carles Puigdemont, who faces arrest if he returns to Spain. Rajoy, addressing...Show More Summary

Puigdemont or plan B? Catalan separatists divided

Catalonia's separatist parties have to decide in the coming days whether to set their differences aside and back ousted, exiled leader Carles Puigdemont or seek an alternative. Unlike other major independence movements in Scotland and...Show More Summary

Axed Catalan VP Junqueras suggests Puigdemont be 'symbolic' president

Catalonia's jailed former vice president Oriol Junqueras has suggested that ousted leader Carles Puigdemont, in self-exile in Belgium, could rule as a "symbolic" president with a fully functioning executive on site. His comments published...Show More Summary

Catalonia at an impasse: what next?

Catalonia is at an impasse. Ousted president Carles Puigdemont, in self-exile in Belgium, had hoped to be re-appointed as Catalan leader this week but the region's parliamentary speaker Roger Torrent postponed a vote to formally sweep him back into office. Show More Summary

Ex Catalan leader reportedly says it's over for him

Spain's Telecinco television channel revealed Wednesday a series of mobile phone messages written by sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to another separatist, in which he says it's likely all over for him. The revelations, which...Show More Summary

Former Catalan leader Puigdemont does not rule out return to Spain

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The former leader of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, said on Tuesday he had not ruled out returning to Spain to attend a vote in the Catalan parliament to choose a new leader, despite facing arrest in that country on charges of sedition and rebellion.

Carles Puigdemont has right to lead local government: Catalan parliament speaker

MADRID (Reuters) - Former leader of Catalonia, self-exiled Carles Puigdemont has every right to be elected the new regional leader and has not ruled out taking part in the investiture in Barcelona, Catalan parliament speaker Roger Torrent said in Brussels on Wednesday.

Sacked Catalan leader holds Brussels meeting despite Madrid opposition

Catalonia's ousted president Carles Puigdemont met Wednesday with the speaker of the region's parliament in Brussels despite efforts by Spain's central government to prevent the talks. Puigdemont had originally been due to meet withShow More Summary

Sacked Catalan leader kisses Spanish flag in viral video

A video of Catalonia's ousted leader Carles Puigdemont kissing a Spanish flag at the insistence of a man who confronted him over his independence push went viral in Spain on Tuesday. In the video reportedly taken during Puigdemont'sShow More Summary

Sacked Catalan leader asks to return to Spain 'risk-free'

Catalonia's ousted leader Carles Puigdemont asked Tuesday to return to Spain "without any risk" of being detained for his role in the independence drive despite Madrid warning he would not be let in "even in the boot of a car." Speaking...Show More Summary

Spain On High Alert To Prevent Puigdemont From Sneaking Back "In The Boot Of A Car"

Spain's Interior Minister Jose Ignacio Zoido has a warning for  Carles Puigdemont: "don't try to sneak back into Barcelona, you will be caught." The ousted former Catalan leader and infamous separatist, Carles Puigdemont who remainsShow More Summary

Spain on guard 24/7 to stop Puigdemont return: minister

Spain's interior minister said Tuesday that troops were on alert 24/7 to prevent sacked Catalan president Carles Puigdemont from sneaking home from exile even "in the boot of a car". Charged with rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds, Puigdemont faces arrest if he returns to Spain over his role in Catalonia's independence drive. Show More Summary

Catalan separatist leader stays vague on possible return, Spain on alert

MADRID/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Spanish authorities are monitoring borders to make sure that fugitive Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont does not sneak back into Spain to take up the presidency of the regional parliament again, a senior minister said on Tuesday.

Spanish authorities on alert for any bid by exiled Catalan leader to return

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish authorities are monitoring borders to make sure that fugitive Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont does not sneak back into Spain to take up the presidency of the regional parliament again, a senior minister said on Tuesday.

Greenland, Faroe Islands tricky models for Catalonia

Sacked Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, in Copenhagen to muster international support for an independent Catalonia, has cited Denmark's autonomous territories Greenland and the Faroe Islands as models for a peaceful bid for independence. Show More Summary

Puigdemont accuses EU of not defending rights in Catalonia

Catalonia's sacked president Carles Puigdemont on Monday repeated accusations that the European Union is failing to defend fundamental rights in the wealthy Spanish region. During his first foreign visit since leaving Spain to live in...Show More Summary

Puigdemont vows to form new Catalan government, escapes EU warrant

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Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Monday vowed to form a new government despite "threats" from the central government in Madrid, as a Spanish judge refused to re-issue a European warrant for his arrest. "We will not surrender to authoritarianism despite Madrid's threats," he said during a debate on Catalonia at the University of Copenhagen. Show More Summary

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