Exiled former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont was arrested in Italy on Thursday (23 September), his lawyer and an aide said, four years after fleeing following an independence referendum that Madrid ruled unconstitutional.
The leaders of three opposition parties represented in the Hungarian parliament published on Sunday (2 December) an open letter in which they call a “disgrace” the granting by Viktor Orbán of asylum to former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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