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Deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont (left) and Spanish Foreign Affairs minister Alfonso Dastis (by Núria Julià)

17 November 2017 08:45 PM

Spanish minister says prison where Puigdemont will be sent has amenities that “many people would like to enjoy”

Alfonso Dastis referred to penitentiary details requested by the Belgian justice in relation to Puigdemont's extradition order

Belgian judge adjourns Puigdemont extradition hearing until December 4

17 November 2017 04:56 PM

Belgian judge adjourns Puigdemont extradition hearing until December 4

Catalan president and former ministers appear in Brussels court on Friday but case is postponed while judge studies charges
The Spanish foreign minister, Alfonso Dastis

17 November 2017 03:45 PM

October 1 police violence not “excessive” despite 1,000 injured, Spanish minister says

Alfonso Dastis admits not having read Human Rights Watch report denouncing the attacks to citizens during the referendum 

Spain threatened Catalan government with “blood” and “deaths in the streets”, says ERC leader

17 November 2017 03:28 PM

Spain threatened Catalan government with “blood” and “deaths in the streets”, says ERC leader

ERC's Secretary general denounced that Rajoy wanted “to use live ammunition and deploy the army in Catalonia” if independence was pursued

The Catalan vice president, Oriol Junqueras, before appearing on court (by Rafa Garrido)

17 November 2017 12:42 PM

Spanish justice different from European, says Catalan vice president in ‘The Times’

‘The Spanish government wants us kneeling, submissive, but it will find us standing,’ writes Oriol Junqueras

Deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont (left) and dismissed minister Clara Ponsatí in Brussels (by Alba Barrionuevo)

17 November 2017 11:27 AM

Puigdemont to face extradition hearing in Brussels

Spanish president and Belgian prime minister met in Sweden before Catalan president and ministers appear in court  

Carles Puigdemont arriving at press conference in Brussels Oct 31 (by ACN)

16 November 2017 08:51 PM

Belgium demands Spain reveal information about prisons and independence process

Judge Carmen Lamela to answer request on Thursday

The 'Tweetie Pie' ship leaving Barcelona port (by ACN)

16 November 2017 06:56 PM

‘Tweetie Pie’ ship finally leaves Barcelona’s port

Moby Dada ferry used to house Spanish police returns to Italy with “much reduced contingent” of officers to stay until after Dec 21 election

Anne Weyembergh, the president of the Institute for European Studies of the Free University of Brussels (by Alan Ruiz Terol)

16 November 2017 06:09 PM

Belgian legal expert says judge could refuse to extradite Puigdemont

Free University of Brussels law professor argues that accepting European arrest warrants between member states is “not automatic”

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