Carles Puigdemont

  1. Former Catalan leader Puigdemont detained in Germany

    Puigdemont had entered Germany from Denmark after leaving Finland on Friday when it appeared police would arrest him there and begin an extradition process requested by Spain.

    The detention threatens to worsen the Catalan crisis which flared last year when the region made a symbolic declaration of independence, prompting Madrid to take direct rule.

    Former Catalan secessionist leader Carles Puigdemont has been detained in Germany by police acting on an international arrest warrant issued by Spain.