Spanish police arrested businessmen as part of an investigation into allegations that public funds were misused to pay the expenses of former carles puigdemont'>Catalan President Carles Puigdemont.
Carles Puigdemont addressed tens of thousands of supporters in Perpignan near the Spanish border.
"We must prepare for the final combat, bypassing mistakes, doubts and weaknesses," separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, who fled Spain over a failed 2017 independence bid, told a huge crowd in a city many consider the capital of northern Catalonia
The Carles Puigdemont saga is likely to be a regular feature of EU news in 2020.
Spain’s Central Electoral Commission has blocked ousted carles puigdemont'>Catalan President Carles Puigdemont from running in the European Parliament election
carles puigdemont'>Disputed Catalan President Carles Puigdemont tells Sky News the Spanish government has 'damaged democracy'