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Carles Puigdemont

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, 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’ protests mar formal opening of European Parliament

legislators’ protests mar formal opening of european parliament
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

Catalonia's Puigdemont urges Pedro Sanchez to be open to dialogue

catalonia's puigdemont urges pedro sanchez to be open to dialogue
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

Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont can run in EU elections - court

catalan ex-leader puigdemont can run in eu elections - court
Spanish judges say the Catalan independence leader and two allies can seek to become MEPs.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •FirstpostReuters

Spanish court rules Catalan ex-leader can stand in European vote

spanish court rules catalan ex-leader can stand in european vote
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

Catalan leader re-applying for entry to Canada after travel permit mix-up

catalan leader re-applying for entry to canada after travel permit mix-up
If all goes well, Carles Puigdemont will be in Quebec for a visit, spearheaded by nationalist group Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste, from June 10 to 14. ......
WorldNews - Published

Spain bars exiled ex-Catalan leader from European election

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

Puigdemont, 2 other Catalans can’t run in European elections

puigdemont, 2 other catalans can’t run in european elections
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

Catalonia's ex-president Carles Puigdemont on life 'on the run'

catalonia's ex-president carles puigdemont on life 'on the run'
Carles Puigdemont, the ex-president of the Spanish region of Catalonia, spoke to the BBC about life in self-imposed exile
BBC News - Published

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