Catalonia Today

Looks like another on the way for Márquez

Nine out of the last 10 podiums, with five wins and one hiccup due to engine failure. These numbers make it seem almost certain that in the next race in Sepang (Malaysia) Marc Márquez will take his 4th...

society

Workers granted permanent disability

Two workers aged 54 and 55 have been granted permanent disability by two Barcelona courts as a consequence of their illnesses, despite having their initial requests to the Social Security denied. The women...

commerce

Meeting Point closes with record attendance

Real estate fair Barcelona Meeting Point (BMP) closed its 21st edition yesterday with a new record of attendance. According to the trade fair’s organisers 34,000 visitors turned out at the over the last...

society

CCOO claims plainclothes police at TVE

The trade union CCOO yesterday issued a statement saying that it had demanded explanations from Spain’s public television in Catalonia, TVE, about the presence of plainclothes police among workers in...

business

Catalan firm invents personal DNA storage

The Catalan ’start-up’ Family Synergy has created a DNA storage service which allows users to keep a DNA sample at home. The preservation of DNA helps to detect possible genetic diseases of a cardiovascular,...

Russia 1917; 100 years on

After 100 years, the process which led to the creation of the USSR still polarises public opinion; authorities prefer to celebrate victory over the Nazis

In low gear, but still moving ahead

One of Spain’s most important areas of attack against Catalonia’s march to independence is in the area of the economy where the State has marshalled its artillery. Beginning with the “selective management”...

October’s streets and squares

Just a few weeks after the referendum, a number of towns have named streets to commemorate the vote

international

At least 43 soldiers dead in Taliban attack

At least 43 Afghan soldiers were killed yesterday and nine more were wounded in a Taliban attack against a military base in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, in the 3rd such attack this week. A...