Professor of Political Science at the University of Barcelona. Doctor of Law and Bachelor of Contemporary History. He has published sixteen books on issues of comparative politics and political theory, as well as more than fifty articles in specialized journals and twenty chapters in collective works. He has researched at academic centers in Rome, Turin, Milan, Florence, Paris, Lyon, London, Edinburgh, Brussels, Mannheim and Montreal. Its main current lines of research focus on political parties and European integration. Latest books: Political parties and European integration, ICPS, Barcelona, 2008. Euroescepticism, Europhobia and Eurocriticism. The radical parties of the right and the left before the European Union, Huygens, Barcelona, 2012. The European democratic deficit. The response of the parties in the 2014 elections, La Catarata, Madrid, 2015. Manual of political parties, Huygens, Barcelona, 2017.
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.