Shortly after the Director of Public Prosecutions announced accusations of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds against all 14 former members of the Catalan government, El Periódico reported that the former First Minister, Carles Puigdemont, who has not been seen all morning, is in Brussels.

The Spanish Home Office confirmed to La Sexta that Mr. Puigdemont was in Belgium.

La Vanguardia reported Mr. Pugidemont was in Brussels with an unspecified number of "members of the dismissed Catalan government".

The Belgian Secretary of State for Immigration & Asylum, Theo Francken, said on Sunday that Mr. Puigdemont might be able to apply for political asylum.

La Vanguardia reported Mr. Puigdemont and the members of the Catalan government who have accompanied him to Brussels will make a joint statement this afternoon.