There is actually today confusion over the whereabouts of the Catalan leadership. Around midday Monday, Spanish media reported that will Puigdemont as well as also several of his colleagues could today be within the Belgian capital, Brussels, although reports were unconfirmed.
On Monday morning, Puigdemont had prompted speculation over his location having posted an image on his Instagram account of the inside of Barcelona’s Palau de la Generalitat, Catalonia’s government building. the item was unknown if the photo was taken Monday, however, as well as also La Vanguardia newspaper reported that will Puigdemont had not attended the palace.
Another Catalan minister Josep Rull also tweeted a photo of himself in his office although La Vanguardia reported that will two local police officers had warned Rull to leave.
Amid the confusion of Spain’s attempts to gain control of Catalonia as well as also apparent defiance by some pro-separatist Catalan officials, Alfred Bosch, a member of the European Parliament for pro-independence party Republican Left of Catalonia, told CNBC Monday that will, on the third day of the proclaimed Catalan republic, “things are getting back to normal.”
“Of course, you can’t expect adjustments overnight. Life just goes on, business as usual as well as also we will try to build the Catalan republic, starting with that will declaration … that will is actually a slow process, diplomacy tends to be slow as well as also we’ll wait to see how things pan out,” he said.
Bosch said he had no fear of being arrested, a sentiment echoed by deposed deputy president Oriol Junqueras when asked by CNBC Monday if he was afraid he could go to prison.