About: extradition

Germany can extradite Puigdemont to Spain for graft, not rebellion: court

A German court ruled Thursday (12 July) that deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont may be extradited to Spain, but only for alleged corruption and not on the more serious charge of rebellion.
Elections 06-04-2018

German court bails Puigdemont, rejects Spanish extradition request

A German court yesterday (5 April) refused Spain's request to extradite Catalan ex-leader Carles Puigdemont on a rebellion charge following his arrest in Germany last month, ordering his release on bail pending a hearing on a lesser charge.
Global Europe 26-02-2018

Ankara presses Prague to extradite Kurdish leader

The Turkish government wants the Czech authorities to extradite a Syrian Kurdish leader detained this weekend at Ankara's request to face terror charges in Turkey, it said on Sunday (25 February).
Global Europe 18-10-2016

Bulgaria returns alleged Gülenists to Turkey

Bulgaria has recently extradited to Turkey at least six people who allegedly are related to the network of preacher Fetullah Gülen, considered by Ankara a terrorist organisation.

EU court allows extradition of citizens outside of bloc

The EU’s top court has ruled that member states are not obligated to grant other EU citizens the same level of protection from extradition that is afforded to its own citizens.
Global Europe 18-07-2016

Greece-Turkey tensions build over the extradition of fugitives

Athens is in a legal, diplomatic – even moral – quandary regarding what to do regarding Ankara’s request that Turkish 8 military who fled by helicopter to Greece on Saturday (16 July) should be extradited.

Croatia arrests former official wanted in Germany

Croatia arrested yesterday (1 January) a former intelligence chief wanted in Germany, responding to an extradition row that overshadowed the Balkan state's accession to the European Union last summer.

MEPs demand human rights safeguard clause in European arrest warrant

The European Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee will present recommendations on the European arrest warrant (EAW) today (27 November), asking for more clarity and an explicit clause on human rights protection, in a move aimed at reassuring dissatisfied countries such as the UK.

Croatia signals move to end extradition row with EU

Croatia will move fast to amend its extradition law to avoid possible European sanctions, public radio reported on 13 September, weeks after a legislative change to protect veterans of its 1991-95 war from prosecution abroad.

Albanian politician arrested for Italian drug convictions

A municipal counsellor with ties to the Albanian government has been detained in his country under an Italian arrest warrant for drug-related convictions, the website Le Courrier des Balkans reports.
Security 26-10-2004

Britain and France clash over joint EU border controls

Disagreements between France and the UK over common EU border controls have stalled interior ministers’ negotiations on security. First steps towards a common asylum procedure are to be made later this year.
Security 18-10-2004

EU’s five biggest countries split over migrant camp proposal

Interior ministers from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK have begun talks in Florence on handling immigration, terrorism and organised crime.  France and Spain oppose the creation of immigration centres in North Africa for would-be refugees.