Spain rules out possibility of Carles Puigdemont becoming Catalonia president again

Spanish Minister of Education, Culture and Sports and Government spokesperson Inigo Mendez de Vigo makes a statement on the situation in Catalonia at the Spanish Congress in Madrid, October 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Spain has ruled out the possibility of Catalonia’s former leader Carles Puigdemont becoming the Spanish region’s president again. Catalonia’s majority pro-independence […]

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Belgian judge to decide on ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont’s extradition on December 14

Catalonia’s sacked leader Carles Puigdemont delivers a speech during a meeting with Catalan mayors in Brussels on November 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A Belgian judge will decide next week whether the ousted Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, should be sent back to Spain to face rebellion charges. Puigdemont’s lawyers said on Monday that the decision […]

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Catalonia’s ex-leader Carles Puigdemont softens tone on secession, says other solutions possible

Former leader of Spain’s Catalonia region Carles Puigdemont (Photo by AFP) Former president of Spain’s Catalonia region, who ran a controversial campaign for independence last month before going to self-imposed exile in Belgium, has softened his tone on the drive, saying he may accept a non-secessionist solution to the crisis sparked by the referendum vote. […]

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Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont says Spain was ‘preparing wave of repression, violence’

Former leader of Spain’s Catalonia region Carles Puigdemont Former leader of Spain’s Catalonia Carles Puigdemont says he fled the country to Belgium to avoid a “wave of violence” Madrid was preparing against the independence campaign in the region. “I’m absolutely convinced that the Spanish state was preparing a harsh wave of repression and violence for […]

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Belgian judge grants ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont provisional release

A Belgian judge has conditionally released Catalonia’s sacked president, Carles Puigdemont, and four ex-ministers, after they turned themselves to police in Brussels to face possible extradition to Spain over “rebellion” plots. The five Catalan politicians fled to Belgium after Spanish authorities removed them from office in late October. They were taken into custody on Sunday […]

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Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, deputies turns self in to Belgian police

This file photo taken on October 27, 2017 shows then Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont (C) singing the Catalan anthem “Els Segadors” after a Catalan parliament session in Barcelona. (AFP photo) Belgian authorities have in custody the former Catalonia leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his deputies who escaped Spain following a crackdown to block the […]

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Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont not to return home soon, his lawyer says

Catalonia’s dismissed leader Carles Puigdemont (R) along with other members of his dismissed government address a press conference at The Press Club in Brussels, Belgium, October 31, 2017. (AFP photo) The leader of Spain’s Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, will not return home soon to face prosecution over his attempt to separate the region from Madrid, his lawyer […]

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