Ex-Catalonia Leader, Freed From German Jail, Calls for Talks With Spain

Carles Puigdemont, the former leader of Catalonia, made a renewed call on Saturday for Spanish authorities to open negotiations over the region’s secession claim, a day after he was released from a German jail .

Mr. Puigdemont told reporters that he hoped a German court’s decision not to extradite him to Spain on charges of rebellion showed that "that political measures are needed" to defuse the political conflict in his home country.

"This opens a new opportunity of dialogue," Mr. Puigdemont said at a news conference in Berlin.

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