Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó is a Catalan pro-independence politician and journalist from Spain, currently living in Belgium. 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 chair of the Catalan European Democratic Party (PDeCAT) and leader of the Junts per Catalunya (JuntsxCat) electoral alliance.
Legislators from right-wing parties, Brexiteers and Catalan independence backers have disrupted the formal opening session of the European Parliament. Some refused to stand as a jazz ensemble started.. WorldNews - Published
WATERLOO, Belgium (Reuters) - Catalonia's former separatist leader Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday urged Pedro Sanchez, the winner of Spain's parliamentary election last month, to be open to dialogue with.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters
MADRID: A Madrid court ruled on Monday that former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who fled to Belgium in 2017 to escape arrest for his role in an independence referendum, could run in the European.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters
Spain's electoral commission barred former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont from running in the European Parliament elections in May, he said on Monday, a day after a general election where the.. Reuters - Published
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2019 file photo, Catalonia's former regional president. Carles Puigdemont, addresses a conference in Brussels. Spanish political party officials said on Monday, April 29, 2019,.. WorldNews - Published