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Politician from Catalonia, Spain

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Carles Puigdemont: Politician from Catalonia, Spain
Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó is a Catalan pro-independence politician and journalist from Spain. He lives in self-imposed exile in Belgium, under threat of arrest if he returns to Spain. A former Mayor of Girona, Puigdemont served as President of the Government of Catalonia from January 2016 to October 2017 when he was removed from office by the Spanish Government following the unilateral Catalan declaration of independence. He is co-founder of the National Call for the Republic (CNxR) and leader of the Junts per Catalunya (JuntsxCat) electoral alliance.

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Thousands attend rally in France for exiled Catalan leader

Tens of thousands of Catalan independence supporters gathered in Perpignan, southern France, on Saturday at a rally in support of exiled former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who called on the crowd..
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Catalonia's Puigdemont appeals for help to repay costs of banned referendum

Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont asked pro-independence supporters on Tuesday to donate money after Spanish authorities ordered him and 19 others to pay back 4.1 million euros of public..
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Catalan separatists take seats as EU lawmakers, promise to push secession

Catalan separatist leaders Carles Puigdemont and Antoni Comin took their seats in the European Parliament on Monday, vowing to force their secessionist cause onto Europe's agenda just days after Spain..
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Spain's top court asks EU Parliament to strip Catalan separatist leaders of immunity

Spain's Supreme Court on Friday formally asked the European Parliament to strip Catalan separatist leaders Carles Puigdemont and Toni Comin of their immunity as members of parliament.
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Brussels court suspends extradition of ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont

A Brussels court has suspended the extradition of former Catalan pro-independence leader Carles Puigdemont, his lawyer said on Thursday. 
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After court ruling, Catalan separatists get temporary badges as EU lawmakers

Catalan separatist leaders Carles Puigdemont and Antoni Comin received temporary accreditation as members of the European Parliament on Friday, a day after the European Union's highest court issued a..
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EU lower court must reexamine Puigdemont and Comin's bid to take up seats as EU lawmakers

The Court of Justice of the European Union, the EU's highest court, said on Friday that a lower EU court must reexamine the requests of former Catalan leaders Carles Puigdemont and Antoni Comin to take..
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Spanish TVE says unidentified group aired Russia Today show on its website

Spanish state-owned broadcaster TVE said unidentified people illegally aired a Russia Today program featuring self-exiled Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont on its website last Thursday.
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Brussels court to hear Puigdemont arrest warrant case on October 29

A Brussels court, which will rule on whether to accept an arrest warrant issued by Spain for former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, will convene on October 29, the Brussels prosecutor said.
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Spain seeks arrest of Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont in Belgium

Belgium has received a third arrest warrant request from Spain's Supreme Court for Catalonia's former pro-independence leader Carles Puigdemont, a spokeswoman for the Brussels prosecutor said on..
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Spain sends Belgium arrest warrant request for Catalan leader Puigdemont

Belgium has received a third European arrest warrant request from Spain's Supreme Court for former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, a spokeswoman for the Brussels prosecutor said on Wednesday.
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Catalonia's Puigdemont calls prison sentences for separatist leaders an 'atrocity'

The former head of Catalonia's regional government Carles Puigdemont said on Monday that the prison sentences for the separatist leaders on trial for a failed 2017 independence bid were an "atrocity."
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