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Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont freed from Sardinian jail ahead of extradition case
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont freed from Sardinian jail ahead of extradition case

Updated Sep 24th 2021, 6:55 PM 22,216 Views 13 Comments

The MEP is wanted in Spain for sedition for leading a secession bid for the Catalonia region.

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Fugitive ex-Catalan leader hands himself in to authorities after new warrant issued
# Belgium
# Belgium

Fugitive ex-Catalan leader hands himself in to authorities after new warrant issued

Oct 18th 2019, 11:59 AM 12,905 Views 18 Comments

Carles Puigdemont’s office said he rejects the warrant and opposes any attempt to send him back to Spain.

Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont blocked from running in EU elections
# European Elections
# European Elections

Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont blocked from running in EU elections

Apr 29th 2019, 10:32 PM 13,619 Views 18 Comments

Puigdemont slammed the move in a tweet as a “legal scandal and a coup to democracy”.

New Catalan president accused of being a 'puppet' and 'supremacist'
# Independence
# Independence

New Catalan president accused of being a 'puppet' and 'supremacist'

May 14th 2018, 7:09 PM 10,669 Views 7 Comments

Quim Torra said previous comments he made have been taken out of context.

Exiled former Catalan leader freed on bail by German court
# Carles Puigdemont
# Carles Puigdemont

Exiled former Catalan leader freed on bail by German court

Apr 5th 2018, 10:27 PM 7,782 Views 24 Comments

Carles Puigdemont can leave custody if he fulfils court-imposed conditions including a payment of €75,000.

German court asked to extradite Puigdemont to Spain on rebellion charge
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

German court asked to extradite Puigdemont to Spain on rebellion charge

Apr 3rd 2018, 10:26 AM 7,567 Views 82 Comments

German prosecutors have requested that the former Catalan leader be extradited back to Spain.

Exiled former Catalan leader to appear in court as his arrest triggers protests
# Independence
# Independence

Exiled former Catalan leader to appear in court as his arrest triggers protests

Mar 26th 2018, 7:33 AM 8,069 Views 40 Comments

German police arrested Carles Puigdemont after he crossed the border from Denmark.

Finland wants to arrest exiled Catalan leader - but it doesn't know where he is
# Can't Finn-d Him
# Can't Finn-d Him

Finland wants to arrest exiled Catalan leader - but it doesn't know where he is

Mar 24th 2018, 2:06 PM 13,159 Views 18 Comments

Puigdemont is wanted by Spain on charges of “rebellion” and “sedition”.

Carles Puigdemont, the face of Catalan independence push, abandons leadership bid
# Exiled
# Exiled

Carles Puigdemont, the face of Catalan independence push, abandons leadership bid

Mar 1st 2018, 9:35 PM 12,167 Views 10 Comments

Puigdemont, who is wanted in Spain for his role in the failed secession bid, is in self-exile in Belgium.

Exiled Catalan leader vows to form new government despite Spanish 'threats'
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# Carles Puigdemont

Exiled Catalan leader vows to form new government despite Spanish 'threats'

Jan 22nd 2018, 10:29 PM 7,914 Views 37 Comments

Puigdemont faces arrest if he returns to Spain over his role in the last year’s independence drive.

Ousted Catalan president wants to return to the region following election victory
# Independence
# Independence

Ousted Catalan president wants to return to the region following election victory

Dec 24th 2017, 10:49 AM 5,778 Views 12 Comments

Puigdemont campaigned from Brussels, where he sought self-imposed exile after he was sacked by Madrid and a Spanish court charged him with rebellion.

Explainer: What now for Catalonia after the separatists secured election victory?
# Indyref 2
# Indyref 2

Explainer: What now for Catalonia after the separatists secured election victory?

Dec 22nd 2017, 8:30 PM 13,188 Views 30 Comments

Independence is still a distant prospect despite yesterday’s election victory for separatists as Madrid reject appeal for meeting.

Spain withdraws European arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Spain withdraws European arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont

Dec 5th 2017, 12:04 PM 7,715 Views 6 Comments

The judge has maintained the Spanish arrest warrant meaning Puigdemont will be detained upon arrival in the country.

'We must ratify this': Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont launches election campaign
# Regional Election
# Regional Election

'We must ratify this': Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont launches election campaign

Nov 25th 2017, 2:47 PM 8,744 Views 15 Comments

Puigdemont was sacked as Catalan president after Catalonia’s independence declaration on 27 October

Catalonia: Ex-parliament speaker spends night in jail for involvement in independence drive
# Rebellion
# Rebellion

Catalonia: Ex-parliament speaker spends night in jail for involvement in independence drive

Nov 10th 2017, 11:06 AM 8,022 Views 28 Comments

A judge at Spain’s Supreme Court has ordered Carme Forcadell to be detained on charges of “rebellion”.

Judge has 24 hours to decide fate of former Catalan leader and ministers
# Independence Bid
# Independence Bid

Judge has 24 hours to decide fate of former Catalan leader and ministers

Nov 5th 2017, 4:15 PM 15,428 Views 44 Comments

The five men handed themselves in to police in Belgium this morning.

Catalan leader could stay in Belgium for three months despite Spain demanding arrest
# Buying Time
# Buying Time

Catalan leader could stay in Belgium for three months despite Spain demanding arrest

Nov 4th 2017, 12:50 PM 7,134 Views 30 Comments

Belgian authorities have confirmed the receipt of a European arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.

'It's a little bit scary - we are going backwards in a democratic state, we've regressed so much'
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

'It's a little bit scary - we are going backwards in a democratic state, we've regressed so much'

Nov 3rd 2017, 11:00 PM 9,497 Views 12 Comments

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has given his thoughts on the decision to imprison Catalan politicians.

Catalonia leader summoned to Madrid to face questioning over 'rebellion'
# Carles Puigdemont
# Carles Puigdemont

Catalonia leader summoned to Madrid to face questioning over 'rebellion'

Nov 1st 2017, 7:15 AM 8,189 Views 38 Comments

Carles Puigdemont faces up to 30 years in prison.

Catalan leader says he isn't in Belgium to claim asylum, but rather for 'safety purposes and freedom'
# Carles Puigdemont
# Carles Puigdemont

Catalan leader says he isn't in Belgium to claim asylum, but rather for 'safety purposes and freedom'

Oct 31st 2017, 12:59 PM 18,915 Views 79 Comments

Facing charges of rebellion following his region’s vote for independence, Catalonia’s ousted leader Carles Puigdemont has turned up in Brussels

Spain has dissolved the Catalan parliament, removed its leader, and called an election for late December
# Escalating Quickly
# Escalating Quickly

Spain has dissolved the Catalan parliament, removed its leader, and called an election for late December

Oct 27th 2017, 8:12 PM 39,687 Views 170 Comments

Earlier, the Catalan parliament voted overwhelmingly to declare independence from Spain and proclaim a new republic.

Catalan leader cancels - then re-arranges - speech, says he won't call elections to ease crisis
# No End In Sight
# No End In Sight

Catalan leader cancels - then re-arranges - speech, says he won't call elections to ease crisis

Oct 26th 2017, 4:57 PM 7,240 Views 21 Comments

Carles Puigdemont said there were no “guarantees” in place “to justify calling elections today”.

450,000 protest in Barcelona as Catalan leader claims Spanish government is 'acting like Franco'
# Spain
# Spain

450,000 protest in Barcelona as Catalan leader claims Spanish government is 'acting like Franco'

Oct 22nd 2017, 7:48 AM 10,863 Views 43 Comments

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was scathing in his condemnation of the Spanish government’s decision to strip him and his administration of their autonomy.

Spain's government has stripped Catalonia of its 'autonomous powers'
# Article 155
# Article 155

Spain's government has stripped Catalonia of its 'autonomous powers'

Oct 21st 2017, 12:56 PM 16,627 Views 122 Comments

The move had been widely expected in the wake of Catalonia’s recent disputed vote for independence.

Spain to suspend Catalonia's autonomy unless leader abandons independence push
# Tension
# Tension

Spain to suspend Catalonia's autonomy unless leader abandons independence push

Oct 18th 2017, 9:45 AM 6,433 Views 21 Comments

If Catalonia does not provide a satisfactory response by 8am tomorrow, direct rule could be imposed.

Catalan president may declare region independent in defiance of Spain
# Referendum
# Referendum

Catalan president may declare region independent in defiance of Spain

Oct 10th 2017, 7:44 AM 8,235 Views 63 Comments

All eyes will be on Carles Puigdemont’s speech later today.

Catalan leader says he must 'apply the law' after independence referendum
# Spain In Crisis
# Spain In Crisis

Catalan leader says he must 'apply the law' after independence referendum

Oct 9th 2017, 7:30 AM 14,561 Views 51 Comments

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is required by law to announce independence by tomorrow evening.

Catalan leader says region has won right to independence after 90% vote Yes in chaotic referendum
# Independence Day
# Independence Day

Catalan leader says region has won right to independence after 90% vote Yes in chaotic referendum

Oct 2nd 2017, 7:08 AM 19,255 Views 63 Comments

The controversial referendum saw violent scenes as Spanish police attempted to prevent the poll from taking place.

Catalonia is set to vote on independence from Spain
# Catexit
# Catexit

Catalonia is set to vote on independence from Spain

Jun 9th 2017, 12:08 PM 20,531 Views 30 Comments

A referendum is set to be held on 1 October.