The former president of the Generalitat and Junts MEP Carles Puigdemont landed in Brussels on Monday after completing his trip to the island of Sardinia, marked by his arrest upon his arrival on Thursday night and his release without precautionary measures on Friday. “Now I will return to the agenda I had planned,” he said upon arrival in the Belgian capital, reports the ACN
Puigdemont will attend the European Parliament’s international trade commission on Monday afternoon. The expresident has assured that he is “happy” to have been in the Sardinian town of Alghero and to have met “many, many Catalans, Algueres and Sardinians” during the Catalan culture festival Adifolk. “We have spent a few days in contact with traditional Catalan culture and now, to continue,” he said.
Puigdemont has not clarified whether he expects the European Parliament to rule on his arrest in Sardinia. “I have no idea,” he indicated in the corridors of the airport, where several people have yelled at him. “Just the opposite of the Spanish couple who sat next to me on the flight from l’Alguer to Rome. They wished me good luck,” commented the expresident on Twitter.
Puigdemont was arrested on Thursday at Alghero airport, by order of the Supreme Court, although he was released from the Bancali prison in the city of Sassari on Friday, when the Court of Appeal decided that it was not going to impose precautionary measures of any kind on him. nor movement restrictions by recognizing his immunity as an MEP.
Puigdemont will return to the island on October 4 to appear at the hearing in which they will analyze whether the conditions for its delivery to Spain are met. While his defense also plans to present very precautionary measures before the European Justice.