Catalan ex-leader, in Belgium, vows to pursue independence bid

2018-07-29 05:39

Catalonia's deposed president Carles Puigdemont has vowed to "defend the just cause of the Catalan people" as he returned to Belgium.

Puigdemont in Germany court after arrest triggered Catalan protests

2018-03-27 05:25

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is to appear in court following his arrest in Germany which triggered a wave of protests in Catalonia, where thousands of separatists faced off with police.

Catalan separatists deal blow to Madrid

2017-12-22 21:07

With their leaders in exile or jail, Catalan separatists are scrambling to reap the benefits of defeating Spain's central government in a divisive regional election.

Rajoy pledges economic boost if 'normalcy' returns to Catalonia

2017-12-03 08:06

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says the country's economic growth could reach 3% next year if Catalonia returns to "normalcy" after the region's secessionist drive.

Jailed Catalan ex-ministers file new appeals for release

2017-11-21 22:01

The eight jailed members of the ousted Catalan government have filed new appeals for their release before the National Court.

Spanish PM urges Catalans to defeat separatists at polls

2017-11-13 06:07

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urges voters in Catalonia to defeat separatists in snap regional elections he called for December

Catalan ex-president, 4 others in custody in Brussels

2017-11-05 17:36

Belgian state prosecutors are examining international arrest warrants issued by Spain for the ousted leader of Catalonia and other members of his disbanded Cabinet.

Belgium minister: No politics in Puigdemont arrest warrant

2017-11-04 14:36

Belgium's justice minister says his government will have no influence over the future of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont after Spain issued a European warrant for his arrest.

Spain issues arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader: lawyer

2017-11-03 12:49

A Spanish judge has issued a European warrant for the arrest of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, his Belgian lawyer told Flemish television.

Belgium could offer Catalan leader asylum

2017-10-29 21:47

Belgium could offer asylum to Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, the country's immigration minister has suggested, as the Spanish political crisis rages.


Catalan separatists want to re-elect fugitive ex-leader

2018-05-06 13:06

Lawmakers from Catalonia's leading separatist party say they will try to re-elect fugitive former leader Carles Puigdemont as the president of the region despite the expected prohibition by Spanish courts.

Puigdemont: Fighting for the dream of Catalan independence

2018-03-26 05:23

Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont, who was arrested in Germany on a European warrant, embodies for his supporters the dream of turning the region into an independent state.

Judge refuses to free 4 Catalan leaders as elections near

2017-12-04 18:14

Catalonia's sacked vice president Oriol Junqueras and three other separatist leaders will remain in prison during a probe over their role in the region's independence drive.

Puigdemont says polls must 'ratify' Catalonia's desire for independence

2017-11-25 17:06

Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont has launched his campaign for regional elections by calling on Catalans to make known their desire for independence.

Sacked Catalan leaders get pride of place in electoral lists

2017-11-19 09:36

Jailed and exiled figures from Catalonia's separatist movement feature prominently in party lists unveiled by the region's pro-independence factions.

Hundreds march for Catalan independence in Brussels

2017-11-12 19:41

Several hundred people rallied in Brussels to back the independence push in Catalonia, slam the EU and demand Spain release jailed regional officials.

Deposed Catalan leader could stay in Belgium for three months

2017-11-04 16:28

It could take three months for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his ex-ministers to be returned to Spain.

Spain issues arrest warrant for Catalan leader

2017-11-03 21:41

A Spanish judge has issued an arrest warrant for Catalonia's deposed separatist leader after he failed to appear for questioning over the region's independence drive, a court statement has said.

Catalan leader says he is seeking safety outside Spain

2017-10-31 22:14

Catalonia's ousted regional president says he travelled to Brussels from Barcelona to seek "freedom and safety" after Spain blocked his bid for Catalan independence.

Thousands rally in Madrid, urge jailing of deposed Catalan leader

2017-10-28 16:28

Thousands of people have gathered in central Madrid, shouting "Prison for Puigdemont" in anger over Catalonia's unilateral declaration of independence.

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