Pujdeme will not be included in the electoral list of the nationalists in Belgium

© RIA Novosti / Thierry Monasterace in fotobanka-President of the Catalan government, Carles Pujdeme. Archival photoPujdeme will not be included in the electoral list of the nationalists in Belgium© RIA Novosti / Thierry Monasterace the image Bank

The former head of Generalitat Catalonia Carles Pujdeme stated that he does not intend to participate in elections to the European Parliament in may 2019 from the party of Flemish nationalists «free Flemish Alliance» (N-VA).

On Sunday Pujdeme participated in the city of Sint-Niklaas in East Flanders in a campaign event is a member of the government coalition in Belgium nationalist party. A number of heads N-VA has previously expressed the desire to see Pokdemon in its electoral list. According to observers, such a political maneuver would allow the N-VA to emphasize their desire for independence of Flanders (Dutch-speaking region of Belgium).

«No, of course not. I fight for Catalonia, I’m here (in Belgium) only temporarily. If I could, I would return to Catalonia tomorrow. Every day I say to myself: this is my last day in exile. I want to work for the freedom of my country, my fight there,» said Putteman, answering a question of journalists whether he intends to sign in the electoral list of the N-VA.

Pokdemon inclusion in the electoral list of the N-VA is legally legitimate, since EU citizens can participate in elections in another member country of the community.

After returning in August to Brussels from Germany, where he had spent about four months, Putteman stated that it would continue to engage in political activity in the name of the legitimate demands of the Catalans and promised to seek the release of all political prisoners in Spain, making all the necessary efforts at the European level. However, he said that, despite the support of N-VA, endorsing the desire of Catalonia for self-determination, he did not intend to interfere in the «political reality of Belgium».

The Supreme court of German Federal land Schleswig-Holstein earlier decided to complete the process of extradition of the former head of Generalitat Pokdemon of Catalonia, who was arrested in Germany in March this year.

The judge VS Spain Pablo Llarena not agreed to extradite Pokdemon from Germany only on the basis of allegations of embezzlement of state funds, since the main charges against the former head of the Catalan government in Spain, is the organization of the uprising. The organization of the uprising in if no weapon was used, is punishable under Spanish law with imprisonment from 15 to 25 years, embezzlement of public funds in the case of the theft of more than 250 thousand euros — up to 12 years.

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