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Catalonia's deposed president Carles Puigdemont has vowed to "defend the just cause of the Catalan people" as he returned to Belgium.
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.
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.
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.
The eight jailed members of the ousted Catalan government have filed new appeals for their release before the National Court.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urges voters in Catalonia to defeat separatists in snap regional elections he called for December
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'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.
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 asylum to Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, the country's immigration minister has suggested, as the Spanish political crisis rages.
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.
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.
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.
Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont has launched his campaign for regional elections by calling on Catalans to make known their desire for independence.
Jailed and exiled figures from Catalonia's separatist movement feature prominently in party lists unveiled by the region's pro-independence factions.
Several hundred people rallied in Brussels to back the independence push in Catalonia, slam the EU and demand Spain release jailed regional officials.
It could take three months for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his ex-ministers to be returned to Spain.
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.
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 of people have gathered in central Madrid, shouting "Prison for Puigdemont"
in anger over Catalonia's unilateral declaration of independence.
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