madrid - The Catalan ex-premier Carles Puigdemont and four of his former ministers are likely to hear Friday whether Belgium is sending them to Spain. The council in Brussels then meets behind closed doors to bend over the European arrest warrant issued by Madrid, according to the Brussels parquet.
Once it is decided when the judges meet, that will be announced. Normally, they do the same day's statement, according to the spokesman. If the board decides to deliver the five, then there are still more options for them to appeal.
Puigdemont and his colleagues were released free of charge on Sunday night after they had reported to the Belgian police earlier to be heard. The fifth may not leave Belgium, must have a permanent residence and remain available to the Belgian justice and police.