Catalan President: Will cooperate with Belgium officials over arrest warrant

World Today

Ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont is vowing to cooperate with officials in Belgium over a European Arrest Warrant issued by Spanish authorities.

The leader is seeking sanctuary in Belgium as officials in Madrid demand his detention. Several of his former cabinet members are already being held, while several others are with Puigdemont escaping arrest.

This all follows a disputed independence referendum and declaration of independence by the Catalan government. In response, Spanish President Mariano Rajoy moved to invoke Article 155 of the country’s constitution, dissolving the regional government in Barcelona.

CGTN’s Richard Bestic has more.