Carles Puigdemont

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

Sat, 28 Jul 2018 - 11:00 GMT

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

Deposed Catalan leader Puigdemont to return to Belgium

Sat, 28 Jul 2018 - 11:33 GMT

Puigdemont returns to Belgium on Saturday to keep pressing for his region's independence after a Spanish judge dropped a European arrest warrant for him.

Catalonia votes on new leader, Spain to lift direct rule

Mon, 14 May 2018 - 11:31 GMT

The Catalan parliament is expected to vote in a hard-line separatist as leader on Monday.

German court refuses to extradite Puigdemont on rebellion charge

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 - 11:10 GMT

A German court refused a request from Spain to extradite Catalonia's ousted leader Carles Puigdemont on a rebellion charge following his arrest.

Hundreds rally in Berlin calling for Puigdemont's release

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 - 12:30 GMT

Hundreds of Catalan independence supporters marched in Berlin on Sunday to demand the release of ex-regional president Carles Puigdemont.

German court keeps ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont in custody

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 - 11:40 GMT

A German court on Monday kept former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont in custody pending possible extradition to Spain to face "rebellion" charges.

Clashes in Catalonia after Puigdemont arrested in Germany

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 - 11:30 GMT

Thousands of Catalan separatists faced off with police in Barcelona on Sunday following the arrest in Germany of Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont.

German police confirm arrest of Catalonia's Puigdemont

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 - 12:01 GMT

German had arrested former Catalan secessionist leader Puigdemont in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein on a European arrest warrant issued by Spain.

Catalonia postpones vote for new regional head, sticks with Puigdemont

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 - 10:12 GMT

The Catalan parliament speaker said the vote for a new regional head, planned for Tuesday, had been postponed but insisted that self-exiled.

Spanish court says Puigdemont must attend parliament in person

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 - 10:30 GMT

Spain's Constitutional Court said on Saturday the former leader of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, could only attend a swearing-in session.

Spain turns to court to block Puigdemont's Catalan comeback bid

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 - 11:00 GMT

The Spanish government turned to the courts to try to stop Catalonia's ousted separatist leader Carles Puigdemont from returning to power despite facing arrest.

Let me come back, Catalan leader tells Spain

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 - 05:30 GMT

Puigdemont called on the Spanish government to allow him to return to Spain in time for the opening session of the Catalan parliament by January 23.

Ousted Catalan leader offers to meet PM outside Spain

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 - 12:56 GMT

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Friday offered to meet Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy outside Spain for talks on the region's independence crisis.

Puigdemont: the ousted Catalan president plotting a return

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 - 10:10 GMT

Catalonia's axed separatist leader Carles Puigdemont has dreamed since childhood of independence from Spain.

Pro- and anti-independence candidates vie for Catalonia's leadership

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 - 09:17 GMT

Catalonians vote in new regional elections December 21 in a ballot that is likely to reflect the prevailing mood on independence.

From Belgium and jail with love: the surreal Catalan campaign

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 - 10:49 GMT

With one candidate speaking via video conference from Belgium and another sending dispatches from prison.

Why Corsica is not the new Catalonia

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 - 12:57 GMT

Nationalist gains at the ballot box in Corsica may have earned the French island comparisons with Catalonia.

Huge Catalan march in Brussels to 'wake up Europe'

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 - 01:28 GMT

A sea of around 45,000 pro-Catalonia protesters demonstrated in Brussels on Thursday to show support for the region's deposed president Carles Puigdemont.

Catalan election campaign kicks off with some candidates still jailed

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 - 08:48 GMT

Catalan political parties officially kicked off their campaign for a December 21 regional election on Tuesday.

Spain judge to decide fate of jailed Catalans on Monday

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 - 12:35 GMT

Spain's Supreme Court judge will decide on Monday whether to release jailed Catalan cabinet members currently in custody after being accused of sedition.