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Belgian justice will combine the proceedings considering the European Arrest Warrants issued by Spain against former Catalan ministers Toni Comín and Lluís Puig with that for Carles Puigdemont. They will all have their next hearing on 16th December. This followed the judge accepting a petition from the exiled ministers to delay their hearing.

Defence lawyers for the ministers will file their arguments on 25th November; prosecutors will have until 5th December to file their conclusions. The deadline for the final documents will be Thursday 12th December, ahead of the oral hearing the following Monday.

Outside court in Brussels today, Comín explained that he will argue he enjoys immunity as an MEP and so cannot be extradited. Similarly, they will say that "Spain doesn't respect the separation of powers" and that, as such, they wouldn't receive a fair trial.