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Spain’s Pedro Sanchez proffers olive branch to Catalan

We’re not giving up ... but it will require a different time and a different balance of political forces, Catalan Vice President Pere Aragones said in an interview last week.

Spain drops arrest warrant for former Catalan leader

The Spanish court also dropped European arrest warrants for five other Catalan pro-independence leaders living abroad.

Hundreds rally in Berlin calling for Puigdemont’s release

Protesters were walking from Brandenburg Gate to the justice ministry, carrying banners that read "Free Puigdemont and the Catalan political prisoners" and "Spain is not a democracy".

Clashes in Catalonia after Puigdemont arrested in Germany

German police had earlier arrested Puigdemont as he crossed the border with Denmark by car, responding to a European warrant issued by Spain.

Puigdemont slips out of Finland despite arrest warrant

Puigdemont, who lives in self-imposed exile in Belgium, had been visiting Finland since Thursday for talks with lawmakers.

Finnish police ask Spain for info on Puigdemont arrest warrant

Puigdemont has been due to leave Finland on Saturday afternoon, but his exact whereabouts were unknown.

Puigdemont says should have declared Catalonia independence sooner

Puigdemont says if he would have done anything differently, he would not have waited until the 27th to make the independence call.

Moderates are Catalonia’s ‘big losers’, says ex-minister

During last year's secession crisis in the Spanish region, Vila, who was serving as Puigdemont's business minister, quit the day before Catalan lawmakers made a unilateral declaration of independence on October 27.