Spain was hoping Germany would extradite Puigdemont but the German court said no dice.
Carles Puigdemont, the former President of Catalonia, fled from Spain five months ago after the failure of a referendum vote to break away from Spain.
The Latest on Catalonia's political struggle with Spain (all times local): 5:10 p.m.
Five months after going on the run from Spanish authorities, Catalonia's former president was detained in Germany on an international warrant Sunday by highway police after the ardent separatist crossed the border with Denmark.
German police on Sunday arrested Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont, as he crossed over by car from Denmark, in the latest blow to the Spanish region's independence movement.
Months after Catalan separatists made an all-out push for independence that triggered Spain's worst political crisis in decades, Catalonia's secessionist movement remains in disarray, with its leadership fractured and support for the cause fallin
Spain's prime minister Mariano Rajoy received a well-deserved slap in the face today. Independents again rule Catalonia.
Spain last year surpassed the United States to become the world's second most visited country after France, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said during a visit to Italy.
Enclavization can facilitate voluntary separation as well as reduce tensions within the newly established Catalan State.
Here's to Catalonia if they pull it off. Separatists may come up with a majority in new elections held today. This Tweet says it all.
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Catalonia - Catalonia is occupied Madrid territory, its self-governance suspended, eight of its ministers lawlessly imprisoned.