This video says about itself:
5 October 2017
Thousands of Basques are supporting Catalonia’s bid for independence. Braving a police crackdown, some 2 million Catalans have voted for separation from Spain. Now, Madrid fears separatist tendencies could spread.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today, about Belgium:
Prime minister Michel has forbidden his ministers to contact the deposed Catalan government president Puigdemont. …
Also at a lower level, Michel has prohibited people from contacting Puigdemont. The Flemish government may also not have talks with him. The Flemish Prime Minister Geert Bourgeois has regularly had contact with the Catalan government president. …
In Spain, he [Puigdemont] and other Catalan leaders are charged with rebellion, rabble rousing and abuse of public money. Belgian media write that Puigdemont wants to apply for political asylum.
Belgium is the only country where a resident of another EU country can do that. The other countries refer people who have political problems back to their own country because they assume that the legal system in all EU countries is in order.
Human rights attorney
Puigdemont has contacted the Belgian human rights lawyer Paul Bekaert.
Catalonia’s ex-president Puigdemont: I’m not in Belgium to seek asylum. Ousted leader says he would return home ‘immediately’ if a fair judicial process was guaranteed in Spain, where he faces possible charges including rebellion: here.
From Brussels, where he fled to escape prosecution by Spanish authorities, deposed Catalan regional premier Carles Puigdemont appealed yesterday for the European Union to intervene in the secession crisis. Last week, Madrid invoked Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution to impose an unelected regime in Catalonia in response to the October 1 Catalan independence referendum. Now Puigdemont is asking the EU to broker a deal between the Popular Party government in Madrid and the ousted Catalan authorities: here.
The European Union is supporting Madrid’s imposition of Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution to impose a puppet government in Catalonia. Giving Madrid a blank check to turn back the clock to the authoritarian policies of the fascist regime led by Francisco Franco, which fell in 1978 amid mass struggles of the Spanish working class, the EU is shattering whatever pretenses remain that it is a force for democracy: here.