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Catalonia ex-officials surrender to Belgian police – BBC News

  (BBC News) Catalonia’s deposed leader Carles Puigdemont and four former advisers have turned themselves in to Belgian police, says a prosecutors’ spokesman. He said an investigating judge would decide by Monday morning whether to execute an EU arrest warrant issued by a Spanish judge on Friday. Mr Puigdemont fled to Belgium after Madrid imposed […]

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In Catalonia, an ‘Accidental’ Leader of Unwavering Conviction – New York Times

(New York Times) BARCELONA — A mayor from the Spanish hinterland, Carles Puigdemont was a relative unknown until thrust into the leadership of Catalonia last year. He was a compromise choice to break a deadlock among separatist parties. It was “a last-minute and accidental arrival through the back door,” Mr. Puigdemont recalled in an interview this week […]