Ex-Catalan leader returns to Belgium from Germany after extradition bid fails
Court sets bail for Catalan leader at €75,000 and says he cannot be extradited for rebellion charge
Protesters have clashed with police in downtown Barcelona following the detention of former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont in Germany, five months after he went into self-imposed exile from Spain.
News of the arrest sparked violent protests in Barcelona, leaving at least 52 people injured
Barcelona: Catalan politicians and educational groups expressed anger on Friday after the government of Mariano Rajoy said it was considering using direct rule to bring the Spanish language back to schools in the autonomous community, igniting a touch paper in the independence crisis.
Spain’s Supreme Court rejected on Monday a request from the state prosecutor to reactivate a European arrest warrant to detain Puigdemont while he is in Copenhagen
In a Catalan election on Dec. 21, the three main separatist parties won 70 of the 135 seats in the regional Parliament, with 47.5 percent of the vote — almost identical to the result in 2015