Carles Puigdemont
BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union court decided Tuesday to restore the parliamentary immunity for three former top Catalan officials who fled Spain fearing arrest over a secessionist push they led in the region.
Catalonia’s former separatist leader has walked out of a Sardinian courthouse victoriously after a judge delayed a decision on Spain’s extradition request and said he was free to travel.
Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont is vowing to keep travelling throughout Europe to campaign for the region’s independence from Spain.
Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont has been released from a jail in Sardinia after a judge ruled that he could go free ahead of an Oct. 4 extradition hearing.
The lawyer for Carles Puigdemont says the former Catalan leader has been detained in Sardinia, Italy.
A European Union court has dismissed a request to suspend lifting of parliamentary immunity for three former top Catalan officials who fled Spain fearing arrest over a secessionist push they led in the region
BRUSSELS (AP) — Three Catalan separatist members of the European Parliament on Thursday applauded a European court ruling to put on hold a decision by the EU’s legislative chamber stripping them of their immunity from prosecution.
Two Catalan separatist parties say they have reached an agreement to form a regional coalition government in northeastern Spain.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A judge in Barcelona is probing possible links between some of the promoters of Catalonia’s 2017 attempt to declare independence from the rest of Spain with an alleged misinformation campaign and overall effort to destabilize Europe that Spanish investigators link to Russia.
MADRID (AP) — The former head of Catalonia’s regional police and three others are standing trial on charges of rebellion and sedition for their alleged roles in the illegal bid by the Catalan regional government to break away from Spain in 2017.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — For years, Catalonia’s separatist movement painstakingly built an amiable image of its quest to secede from Spain: Smiling parents and grandparents with children in tow marched under the Mediterranean sun, waving the flags of their cause and cheerily chanting “independence!”
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — It was a rambunctious start for the European Parliament’s new five-year session Tuesday: Brexiteers, Catalan independence backers and others disrupted the normally solemn proceedings with protests.
MADRID (AP) — Three jailed or fugitive Catalan politicians hope to use their freshly won seats in the European Parliament as loudspeakers for their separatist cause in northeastern Spain — although actually being sworn in as lawmakers will be the first obstacle they have to overcome.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Blocked from pursuing his political crusade in Spain’s parliament, the most prominent jailed leader of Catalonia’s separatist movement is vowing to take his fight to the European Parliament.
MADRID (AP) — Catalan regional ex-president Carles Puigdemont and two other separatists who also fled abroad to escape arrest must be allowed to run in this month’s European Parliament elections, Spanish courts ruled Monday.
MADRID (AP) — A former Catalan official accused by Spanish prosecutors of leading a violent rebellion to create an independent republic testified at a top court in Madrid on Thursday that he considers himself “a political prisoner.”
BERLIN (AP) — A German court ruled Thursday that former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont can be released on bail pending a decision on his extradition to Spain, finding that the most serious accusation against him isn’t punishable under German law.
NEUMUENSTER, Germany (AP) — Spain’s showdown with Catalonia’s separatist leaders moved Monday to German courts as the region’s former president, Carles Puigdemont, embarked on what could be a weeks-long effort to avoid extradition from Germany.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Five months after going on the run from Spanish authorities, Catalonia’s former president was detained in Germany on an international warrant Sunday by highway police after the ardent separatist crossed the border with Denmark.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s worst political crisis in decades showed few signs of abating Friday after Catalan separatist parties clinched a parliamentary majority in an exceptional election called by the country’s prime minister, who remained steadfast in his refusal to consider independence fo
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British Prime Minister Theresa May has re-emphasized her backing for Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s handling of the separatist crisis in Catalonia.
MADRID (AP) — Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont on Monday contrasted his freedom in Belgium with the jailing of other Catalan nationalists in Spain, in his first online comment since being released from custody while he fights extradition to Spain for allegedly plotting a rebellion.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and four close separatist allies regained their freedom at the end of a tumultuous Sunday that started when they surrendered in Brussels to face possible extradition to Spain for allegedly plotting a rebellion.
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Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four close allies have been conditionally released by Belgian authorities but cannot leave Belgium without prior consent.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The ousted leader of Catalonia remained the subject of a European arrest warrant Saturday as questions mounted over how long he would elude the Spanish justice system by staying undercover in Belgium and delaying extradition.
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge issued an international arrest warrant on Friday for former members of the Catalan Cabinet who were last seen in Brussels, including the ousted separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, who said he was prepared to run for his old job even while battling extradition in Belgiu
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Belgian federal prosecutors say they have received a European arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and could question him in the coming days.
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge jailed nine former members of Catalonia’s separatist government Thursday and was deliberating a possible international arrest warrant for the region’s ousted president, who remained in Belgium while the others appeared in a Madrid court for questioning about their effor
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Some members of Catalonia’s ousted government will appear before a Spanish judge Thursday for questioning in the rebellion investigation stemming from the region’s declaration of independence, but the former regional president does not plan to be among them.
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