Catalonia Today

local government

Ros appointed ambassador to Andorra

The current mayor of Lleida and the president of the PSC, Àngel Ros, will renounce his positions after being proposed to represent Spain as ambassador to Andorra by foreign affairs minister Josep Borell....

Raging fires encircle Athens

At least 74 people die in devastating fires to the north of Athens; many throw themselves into the sea to escape

economy

Asia and Europe meet to join forces in logistics

The Chinese city of Zhengzhou has signed an agreement of collaboration with Ferrmed and the UIC (Unio Internacional de Ferrocarriles) to develop a platform that brings together the most important logistics...

justice

Oriol Pujol pleads guilty but will avoid prison

The former Secretary General of Convergéncia Democràtica de Catalunya (CDC), Oriol Pujol, yesterday pleaded guilty before a court in Barcelona to charges of accepting bribes, fraud, falsifying documents,...

politics

Aznar returns to carrer Genoa to meet with Casado

The new president of the PP, Pablo Casado, met yesterday at party headquarters in Madrid with former Spanish PM and PP president José Maria Aznar, Casado’s former mentor. It was Aznar’s first visit...

justice

Court prohibits Estelada flags in public dependencies

The High Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) yesterday handed down a ruling prohibiting the flying of a pro-independence Estalada flag in the plaça Lluís Miret in the town of Sant Cugat del Vallès...

society

One dead, one wounded in shooting

One man died and another was injured after being shot as they were sitting in a vehicle in the Poblenou district of Barcelona early yesterday morning. Police officers and medical teams arrived on the scene...

society

Radiotherapy machine shut down in Reus

One of the four linear accelerators for cancer treatment in Tarragona, located in the hospital of Sant Joan de Reus, is shut down for summer, a measure called “inchomprehensible, because cancer does...

spain

Petition to investigate former King

Units Podem, ERC and Compromís yesterday filed a petition in Spain’s parliament to create a commission of investigation into the “possible corruption of the monarchy”, and urged the PSOE and “monarchist”...