German prosecutors apply to higher regional court for extradition of Catalonia’s Puigdemont

German prosecutors have formally applied to a higher regional court for the extradition of former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on charges linked to his role in the campaign for the Catalonia’s independence. It is now up to the higher regional court in Schleswig-Holstein to decide on the extradition, although it is unclear when any ruling will come, Reuters said. Puigdemont was arrested in March on a Spanish-issued arrest warrant as he entered Germany. A German court has released Puigdemont on bail and last month it rejected a further application from prosecutors to put him in custody. Earlier on Friday, Socialist Pedro Sanchez took over as Spain’s prime minister, succeeding Mariano Rajoy who lost a vote of confidence in parliament.