Belgian PM: Puigdemont’s case is for the courts

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel is refusing to comment on the political actions of the ousted Catalan leader in Belgium, saying that Carles Puigdemont’s case must be handled by justice authorities alone.

Michel told Belgian lawmakers Wednesday that “as prime minister I consider that I don’t have to make any pronouncements about justice, whether it be in Belgium or between European countries.”

Michel was lambasted by the lawmakers for his handling of the Catalan crisis and its fallout in Belgium, where Puigdemont and four associates are fighting extradition to Spain.

While some Belgian government officials have criticized Spain’s handling of Puigdemont’s independence drive, Michel said that the Spanish government remains his partner.

He said: “We have an interlocutor; it is the government in Madrid. It is Spain.”
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