Catalonia Today

international

PD turns down coalition with M5E in Italy

After the Partido Democratica (PD) turned down a coalition, the leader of Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement dismissed proposals for a stop-gap government to reform the electoral law and repeated...

international

Attempt to avert US-China trade war stalls

China and the US ended two days of negotiations in Beijing with no concrete agreement to avoid a trade war between the two economic powers. The delegations were only able to agree on a “working mechanism”...

society

Diputació launches forest- fire campaign

The Diputació de Barcelona has launched a approach in its campaign for prevention of forest fires. The aim is to raise awareness and increase public perception of the risk of fires, stressing the need...

Countdown begins

With less than three weeks before the deadline to invest a president JxCat has put the clock into motion to end its blockade and form of a government, thus avoiding new elections. Carles Puigdemont has...

The saga of school bullying

A report by Save the Children shows that 9% of Catalan children suffer bullying at school and 7%, cyber-bullying; training needed for all concerned

justice

Court rejects Pujol deal: case will go to trial

The court has dismissed an agreement between t former Secretary General of CiU and MP, Oriol Pujol, his wife and the prosecution to separate the so-called ITV case from other defendants and accept a two-year...

economy

2017 best year ever for congress tourism

2017 was the best ever in congress and meetings tourism in Barcelona, with a total of 2,134 meetings with an economic impact of €1.85 billion, the best result since 2001 according to the programme director...

international

Armenian capital blocked by protesters

Protesters blocked roads across Armenia on Wednesday, responding to a call from opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan for a civil disobedience campaign to force the ruling party to make him prime minister....

basque country

ETA announces it has “dissolved its structures”

The Basque terrorist movement ETA is expected to announce its final dissolution, ending Western Europe’s last significant militant movement, later this week. But a letter dated April 16 and published...