Catalonian crisis – Carles Puigdemont could seek asylum in Belgium

Sunday, 29 October 2017 19:09
Catalonian crisis – Carles Puigdemont could seek asylum in Belgium ©Belga
Carles Puigdemont, the former Catalonian President, could seek asylum in Belgium, the State Secretary for Asylum and Immigration Theo Francken has told VTM Nieuws.
“No request has been submitted yet, but things change quickly. We’ll see what happens in the next few hours or days”, the State Secretary told VRT.

The Spanish government has threatened to charge Mr Puigdemont because the regional Parliament voted for a unilateral independence resolution on Friday.

A few days ago, Carles Puigdemont implied that it was possible he would seek asylum in a European country via an embassy. Belgium would be his preference.   

Jason Bennett (Source: Belga)

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