No ruling from Belgian judge on arrest warrant for ousted Catalonia leader – lawyer

A Belgian judge made no ruling on the European arrest warrant issued by Spain for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his former ministers, after a court hearing in Brussels on Friday, Reuters reported, citing his lawyer. The Belgian prosecutor demanded that the arrest warrant be exercised. The lawyers of Puigdemont and his associates will make their case at a hearing on December 4. Puigdemont went to Belgium after his government was fired by Madrid for unilaterally declaring Catalonia independent. He has since stated he might consider a solution that did not involve secession.