"This [decision] was the result of an examination of the Spanish extradition request," the spokesperson said.
In April, the German prosecutors already announced their plans to extradite Puigdemont to Spain, where he is wanted for rebellion and misuse of public funds over his role in the campaign for Catalonia's independence. However, a German court then ruled to release Puigdemont on bail. The court decided that extradition of the ex-Catalan leader to Spain was not possible on the charge of rebellion, since it did not see evidence that Puigdemont intended to use force to gain Catalan independence. The court, however, has not ruled out extradition on the charge of embezzlement.
The Catalan government and parliament were dissolved by the Spanish central government after the October 1 independence referendum, and the adoption of a resolution on Catalonia's independence from Spain by the regional authorities.