Spain’s top criminal court has summoned Puigdemont and 13 members of his dismissed government to testify, says Jennifer Rankin in The Guardian. If they do not appear, prosecutors could order their arrest.
Unusually, Belgian law allows citizens of other EU states to claim asylum there. Puigdemont has not done so, but did state that he had come to Brussels to seek “freedom and safety”. Belgium’s immigration minister, Theo Francken – of the Flemish separatist N-VA party – said he could seek asylum. In response, PM Charles Michel, of the liberal MR party, said that Francken was not speaking for the government, and asked him “not to add fuel to the fire”.