OUSTED Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrives in Denmark despite the government threatening to issue an arrest warrant if he left Belgium. 

Puigdemont arrived in Copenhagen and boarded a minibus where he was due to give a talk at the University of Copenhagen.

Since being in exile in Belgium, Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy has said it would illegal for the former leader to govern Catalunya outside of Spain after the region’s failed independence bid.

The trip comes a day after Spain’s Supreme court said it would ‘immediately’ issue an arrest warrant if he travels to Denmark.

Spanish Supreme Court Judge Pablo Llarena had dropped a European arrest warrant for Puigdemont and four of his deputies saying it would complicate official investigations into the ‘illegal’ referendum.