Judge summons Catalan separatists as trial nears
A Spanish judge has summoned Catalan separatists he is probing for their alleged role in the region's independence drive to tell them what they are charged with, the penultimate step before trial.
Puigdemont does not rule out fresh elections in Catalonia
Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont did not rule out Friday fresh elections in the Spanish region if the jailed candidate chosen by Catalan separatist parties to form a new government is not allowed to be sworn in.
Spanish PM tells Catalan separatists to pick a leader who respects the law
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Sunday called on Catalan separatists to choose a regional leader who respects the law to replace exiled former leader Carles Puigdemont, who faces arrest if he returns to Spain.
Uncertainty grows as Catalan leader's comeback bid delayed
Catalonia was plunged into further uncertainty Tuesday as the region's parliamentary speaker postponed a crucial vote to reappoint ousted separatist president Carles Puigdemont but vowed to have him reinstated at a later date.
Puigdemont candidate for Catalan president, escapes EU warrant
The speaker of the Catalan parliament on Monday proposed the region's ousted leader Carles Puigdemont as president of Catalonia, as a Spanish judge refused to re-issue a European warrant for his arrest.
Ex-Catalan leader says he can govern from Belgium
Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont, who was sacked by Madrid over his attempt to break from Spain, said Friday he can govern the region from Belgium where he is in self-exile as he eyes a comeback after scoring big in elections. "There are only two options: in prison I would not be able to address…
Ex-Catalan leader's party pledges to re-elect him remotely
The separatist party behind Catalonia's deposed president Carles Puigdemont said Friday it is determined to re-elect him remotely as the region's leader, even though he is in Belgian exile and Madrid has warned against such a move.
Ex-Catalan leader's bid to rule from abroad 'absurd': Spanish PM
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday denounced as "absurd" the idea that ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont could govern from Belgium where he is in self-imposed exile to avoid arrest.