– Spanish foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis live Spanish radio station Cadena SER said that the Spanish authorities would be surprised if the former ousted head of the Generalitat de Catalunya Carles Pujdeme would have received asylum in Belgium.
“It would be surprising if in this situation he would be able to obtain the right to asylum”, – said Tuesday the Minister of foreign Affairs of Spain.
According to him, if the authorities of Belgium will take Pokdemon request for asylum, it is “not normal situation” for relations between the two countries.
Earlier media reported that Pujdeme located in Belgium. According to the newspaper Le Soir, the Belgian lawyer Paul Beckert, specializing in human rights and the right to asylum, advised the ousted President of Catalonia. However, to clarify, did you discuss directly the issue of asylum, he refused.
At the same time, the RTL argued that Pujdeme and five former advisers to his government really intend to ask Belgium for political asylum.
The Spanish government last week sacked the regional government of Catalonia and dissolved the Catalan Parliament, then Madrid took over the management of this Autonomous community. These measures followed the announcement of the Catalan Parliament’s independence. Thus, the government of Catalonia has stated that it does not recognize the suspension.
It is planned that the management of the Catalonia from Madrid will run until the December elections in this Autonomous community.