The Catalonia crisis is ratcheting up tensions between Spain and Belgium, where it is front page news.
They have been stoked by comments from Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon, a member of the Flemish nationalist and separatist N-VA party. Jambon has criticised Madrid, saying it has gone too far.
In response, Esteban González Pons, from the Spanish Popular Party, said: “He belongs to a party that was a collaborationist party with the German occupation during World War 2. It’s a xenophobic party, it’s a very complicated party, it’s not a recommendable partner for anyone.”
Ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, along with four associates, will go before a Belgian court later this month over an arrest warrant Spain’s issued against them.