Recent News Headlines : Mr Puigdemont

CATALAN EX-PRESIDENT, 4 OTHERS IN CUSTODY IN BRUSSELS


A senior official of Puigdemont's party, the center-right Democratic Party of Catalonia, said on Sunday that the party wanted Puigdemont to repeat as its candidate... READ MORE

5th November, 2017 10

EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ISSUED FOR EX-CATALAN LEADER CARLES PUIGDEMONT


Spain has been convulsed by crisis since Puigdemont's government held a unilateral independence referendum in defiance of Spain's government, constitution and constitutional court on 1 October... READ MORE

4th November, 2017 4191

SPANISH JUDGE JAILS EIGHT MEMBERS OF FORMER CATALAN GOVERNMENT


Spain's prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, used the article to sack Puigdemont and his government and announce snap regional elections on 21 December... READ MORE

3rd November, 2017 15392

SPANISH JUDGE JAILS CATALAN MINISTERS, MULLS ARREST OF OUSTED LEADER


Also Thursday, six Catalan lawmakers appeared for a parallel session in the Spanish Supreme Court... READ MORE

3rd November, 2017 3

CATALAN LEADER TAKES HIS SEPARATISM FIGHT TO EUROPE'S HEART


Facing possible criminal charges at home that could put him behind bars for decades, ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont took his bid for independence... READ MORE

1st November, 2017 5

ANALYSIS | HOW CATALONIA'S CRISIS IS TURNING INTO A EUROPEAN PROBLEM


On Monday, Puigdemont and several other senior Catalan officials made their way to Brussels, the capital of Belgium and, more importantly, the European Union... READ MORE

1st November, 2017 3120

TENSIONS HIGH AS SPAIN SEEKS CHARGES AGAINST CATALONIA'S LEADERS


If Puigdemont is arrested, said his lawyer in Barcelona, it would turn the Catalan leader into a political prisoner and force the European Union to intervene... READ MORE

31st October, 2017 207

SPANISH PROSECUTOR CALLS FOR REBELLION CHARGES AGAINST CATALAN LEADERS


Spanish government officials said Puigdemont was in Brussels, which was confirmed late on Monday by Umberto Gambini, the head of Catalan legislator Ramon Tremosa's office... READ MORE

30th October, 2017 5666

SPAIN'S STATE PROSECUTOR JUST SAID CATALONIA'S LEADERS WILL BE CHARGED WITH REBELLION


Tens of thousands of anti-independence protesters lined the streets of Barcelona at the weekend chanting long live Spain and prison for Puigdemont ... READ MORE

30th October, 2017 1629

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PRO-MADRID DEMONSTRATORS TURN OUT IN BARCELONA


Thousands of pro-unity protesters gather in Barcelona, two days after the Catalan parliament voted to split from Spain... READ MORE

30th October, 2017 509

CATALONIA: MADRID WARNS OF PUIGDEMONT JAILING AS THOUSANDS RALLY FOR UNITY


Common sense for coexistence and drew people from the region and beyond as well as members of the Spanish government and pro-unity Catalan MPs... READ MORE

30th October, 2017 5142

SPANISH PM DISSOLVES CATALAN PARLIAMENT AND CALLS FRESH ELECTIONS


Catalonia is an integral part of Spain, and the United States supports the Spanish government's constitutional measures to keep Spain strong and united, said a spokeswoman... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 18931

CATALONIA CRISIS DEEPENS AS REGION'S PRESIDENT RULES OUT SNAP ELECTION


The Catalan Republican Left ERC party, part of Puigdemont's ruling coalition, said it would abandon the government if the president called elections... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 1228

CATALAN LEADER PUIGDEMONT DECLINES TO SPEAK AT SPANISH SENATE


Earlier on Wednesday, Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy told congress that Article 155 was the only possible reply to Puigdemont's independence seeking Catalan regional government... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 28

CATALAN VICE-PRESIDENT SAYS INDEPENDENCE IS ONLY REMAINING OPTION


Earlier on Wednesday, the Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, said Puigdemont's disregard for the constitution had left him with no choice but to invoke article 155... READ MORE

25th October, 2017 1053

CATALONIA TO PRESS AHEAD WITH INDEPENDENCE IF MADRID SUSPENDS AUTONOMY


Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy answers a question at the Parliament in Madrid, Spain, October 18, 2017... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 183

SPAIN TO SUSPEND CATALONIA'S AUTONOMY IN RESPONSE TO INDEPENDENCE THREAT


Catalan President Carles Puigdemont arrives to attend the Catalan European Democratic Party PDeCAT extraordinary national council meeting in Barcelona, Spain October 18, 2017... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 466

SPAIN TO TAKE CONTROL OF CATALONIA IF GETS AMBIGUOUS REPLY ON INDEPENDENCE


Puigdemont made a symbolic declaration of independence on Tuesday night, only to suspend it seconds later and call for negotiations with Madrid on the region's future... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 1021

CATALONIA PULLS BACK FROM BRINK OVER INDEPENDENCE AND CALLS FOR TALKS


Catalonia President Carles Puigdemont pulls back from brink over independence declaration and calls for talks over crisis... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 88

CATALAN LEADER CARLES PUIGDEMONT STEPS BACK FROM DECLARING IMMEDIATE INDEPENDENCE


Madrid has repeatedly said it would not negotiate on Catalonia's independence... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 0

CATALONIA STOPS SHORT OF FORMAL INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION TO ALLOW TALKS


A declaration of independence is seen after it was signed by members of the Catalan regional government at the Catalan regional parliament in Barcelona, Spain, October 10, 2017... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 1124

CATALAN LEADER STEPS BACK FROM DECLARING IMMEDIATE INDEPENDENCE


The central government fired back swiftly, with a spokesman rejecting what Madrid termed Catalonia's tacit independence declaration... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 0

CATALONIA NEARS POSSIBLE INDEPENDENCE PROCLAMATION DESPITE MADRID'S WARNINGS


Catalan President Carles Puigdemont presides over a cabinet meeting at the regional government headquarters, the Generalitat, in Barcelona, Spain October 10, 2017... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 1119

CATALONIA: PUIGDEMONT TO REVEAL INDEPENDENCE PLANS AS IT HAPPENED


Regional president, Carles Puigdemont, to set out independence plans for first time since referendum that provoked standoff with Spanish government... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 3292

POLICE DEPLOYED AHEAD OF CATALAN SPEECH


Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is facing growing pressure to drop plans to break from Spain ahead of a key address to the regional parliament... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 857

CATALAN PRESIDENT PUIGDEMONT HAS 'INDEPENDENCE AT HIS CORE'


Joan Molins Puigdemont explained what it means to be Catalan... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 844

CATALONIA INDEPENDENCE VOTE: SPAIN SAYS IT WILL BLOCK SECESSION VOTE


Even if Puigdemont and his allies declare independence unilaterally, nobody -- not Spain, not the European Union -- will recognize Catalonia as an independent state... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 2004


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