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Catalonia's Puigdemont says to stay in Belgium 'for now'

Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said on Wednesday that he will stay in Belgium "for now" despite Spain dropping European arrest warrants against him and four former ministers. Puigdemont accused Spain of backtracking on theShow More Summary

Spanish judge withdraws arrest warrant for Catalan leaders

A Spanish judge has withdrawn the European arrest warrants for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four members of his former cabinet who were fighting extradition from Belgium. The judge says that individual warrants don't apply to a crime committed by them as part of a wider group and...

Spanish judge withdraws arrest warrant for Catalan leaders who fled

A Spanish judge on Tuesday withdrew international arrest warrants for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four members of his former cabinet who have been fighting extradition from Belgium. A Supreme Court spokesman said that the five could still be arrested if they go back to Spain, however,...

Catalan leader Puigdemont faces Belgian extradition hearing

Axed Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont faces an extradition hearing in Belgium on Monday as Spain seeks to have him sent back to face sedition charges over his region's independence drive. A judge sitting behind closed doors...Show More Summary

Puigdemont will remain in Belgium till Catalan elections over

Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont will remain in Belgium until after the December 21 elections in his native province, as he is fighting extradition to Spain, his lawyer said Saturday. Puigdemont was sacked as Catalan president...Show More Summary

Fugitive Catalan leader launches campaign from Belgium

The fugitive leader of Catalonia's separatist movement has launched his campaign for the upcoming Catalan elections from Belgium, where he awaits extradition. Carles Puigdemont, who wants to be re-elected as … Click to Continue »

Polls must 'ratify' Catalonia's desire for independence: Puigdemont

Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont Saturday launched his campaign for regional elections from Belgium by calling on Catalans to make known their desire for independence. "We Catalans demonstrated to the world that we have the capacity and the will to become an independent state. Show More Summary

Ousted Catalan leader's party shelves 'unilateral' independence push

The party of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont now favours talks with Madrid to achieve independence instead of pushing to break away from Spain unilaterally, its coordinator said Thursday, the latest sign it was softening its position. Show More Summary

Sacked Catalan leaders get pride of place in electoral lists

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Of the 14 members of the Catalan government who were dismissed by the central government in October, 12 are on the two main separatist lists, the "Together for Catalonia" group of sacked president Carles Puigdemont and the Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC), led by his vice president Oriol Junqueras. Show More Summary

The Latest: Ex-Catalan president to lead party in election

The Latest on Spain's political crisis over the Catalonia region's push for independence (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Carles Puigdemont, the deposed leader of Catalonia's secession movement, will repeat as … Click to Continue »

Hundreds for Catalan independence in Brussels

Several hundred people rallied in Brussels on Sunday to back the independence push in Catalonia, slam the EU and demand Spain release jailed regional officials. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who is in self-imposed exile in Belgium,...Show More Summary

Barcelona mayor says Catalan independence drive a 'disaster'

Barcelona's mayor on Saturday accused the ousted government of Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont of overseeing a "disaster" in their push to break away from Spain. Just hours before she was due to attend a rally in the Catalan capital...Show More Summary

Nearly 200 mayors travel from Catalonia to Brussels to support ousted president

Catalonia's ousted leader vowed Tuesday to prolong the fight for independence from Spain and urged the European Union to speak out over the jailing of Catalan officials in a rebellion case. Carles Puigdemont's comments came at a campaign-style rally in Belgium's capital attended by around 200 mayors...

Catalonia's ex-leader urges unity as deadline for secessionist pact nears

MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday urged the region's political forces to unite against Spain, as hours remained for him to agree terms for an electoral pact with other pro-independence partie...

Ousted leader: Europe must speak up for Catalan separatists

Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has criticized the passivity of European politicians in showing solidarity with the deposed and jailed government of Catalonia. In an interview Tuesday in Brussels with … Click to Continue ...

Catalan 5 Out of Jail, Must Stay in Belgium

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four close allies have been conditionally released by Belgian authorities but cannot leave Belgium without prior consent. The five voluntarily turned themselves in to authorities on Sunday, days after Spain had issued a European arrest warrant. A statement from the prosecutor's office says they...

Ex Catalan leader lambasts Spain while fighting extradition

Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has criticized Spain in his first online comment after being released from custody in Belgium, where he's fighting extradition to Spain for allegedly plotting a … Click to Continue »

What now for Puigdemont in Belgium?

Catalonia's deposed separatist leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his allies turned themselves in to Belgian police on Sunday ahead of a court appearance to decide whether they should be extradited to Spain. A judge will decide whether...Show More Summary

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