Warrants have also been requested for four other members of his deposed government with him in Brussels. Judge Carmen Lamela has to decide whether to grant the requests or not.
The Belgian lawyer hired by sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is a human rights specialist with a track record of defending suspected Basque militants from extradition to Spain.
Is Spain worried Catalonia's independence push could spread to other regions, and how might the situation be solved? Political scientist Edu Bayón analyses the current state of play.
A team of paleontologists at Spain's National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN) and the Catalan Institute of Palaeontology (ICP) have discovered a previously unknown species of primitive giraffe after excavating a fossil from millions of years ago.
Spanish prosecutors called on Thursday for eight former members of Catalonia's deposed government to be detained.
Spain's Supreme Court said on Thursday it had adjourned until November 9th the hearings of former members of Catalonia's dissolved parliament including speaker Carme Forcadell at the request of their lawyers.
‘The more fuel you pour on the fire, the bigger it gets’: Catalan separatist leaders arrive for questioning in Madrid
Key politicians in the Catalan separatist movement turned up for questioning at courts in Madrid on Thursday, but president Carles Puigdemont was absent as expected.
A month ago, residents of the Catalan village Dosrius were facing off against police in their struggle to break away from Spain. Now independence has been declared -- but nothing, they feel, has been gained.
Spain is set for another day of high drama in the Catalonia crisis on Thursday with a judge in Madrid to grill the deposed leaders of the region's separatist government.