Belén Fernández García is a researcher and professor (FPU) in the Political Science Department of the University of Granada. She has completed two research stints at the 'Düsseldorf Party Research Institute' (Germany) and the 'Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research' (The Netherlands). She has two recent publications in academic journals on political communication ("Political Participation and New Technologies of Communication in Spain") and populism ("Emergent anti-establishment political parties in Europe: exploring lessons from Southern Europe"), and has participated in several national and international political science congresses.
A territorial modification, such as the separation of part of the national territory to constitute a new country, entails consequences for the membership of an international organization such as the European Union.
The institution of the European arrest warrant and surrender procedures was created in 2002 by a Framework Decision of the Council in the European Union.
On March 21st, 2018, the Spanish justice issued a European arrest warrant against the president of the Catalonian regional government, Carles Puigdemont.
With all the tension occurring over the Catalonia issue, we waited with baited breath for Carlos Lesmes's discourse, president of the Supreme Court and the General Council of the Judiciary, at the inception of the Judicial Year.
Politics, like property and money, sacred, enjoy a treatment of legal favour that only now is begging to exhibition cracks.