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Spain issues EU arrest warrant against Puigdemont

The Spanish general prosecutor issued Thursday an international arrest warrant and an EU arrest warrant against ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who is charged with rebellion, sedition and embezzlement over last week's declaration of independence of the region. Puigdement, who risks 30 years imprisonment, is in Belgium since Monday and refused to comply with a summons on Thursday. The prosecutor demanded earlier that 13 Catalan separatist leaders are put in custody.

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EU-China cooperation on CO2 storage lost in limbo

A long-standing cooperation between the EU and China on carbon capture and storage has fallen off the political agenda – with the European Commission not having any comment available when asked for an update.

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