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europe

EMP sacked for calling fellow EMP a “Nazi”

The European Parliament yesterday removed the Polish EMP Ryszard Czarnecki from his position of vice-president after he called a fellow Polish EMP, Roza Thun, a “Nazi” in the chamber. The majority...

justice

Sex offender proves GPS bracelet a failure

A repeat sex offender faced court yesterday for abusing a 10-year-old when he was on probation and under the surveillance of a GPS bracelet that did not work because the battery of the device had run down....

Uncertainty about English

Article 155 has delayed parliamentary approval of the moratorium on the prerequisite of students having a B2 language level to obtain a degree

Protest camp for the Republic begins

Neither rain nor cold temperatures this weekend have dampened enthusiasm for the camp in favour of the Catalan Republic was set up on Wednesday morning in Barcelona’s plaça Catalunya, with 15 tents...

international

Merkel and Schulz mover closer to coalition

Discontent among members of the SDP (Socialists) regarding a possible coalition government with Angela Merkel’s CDU have forced the chancellor to make further concessions in negotiations with Martin...

Girona too strong for Athletic and take 2-0 victory

It may have been Stuani who yet again scored the goals but the team from Girona once more showed its mettle as a worthy first division team with an excellent all-round exhibition of good football and perseverance....

local government

Former mayor of Flix Antoni Sabaté dies at 63

The former mayor of Flix from 1987 to 2003, Antoni Sabate, who was also the PSC MP for Terres de l’Ebre from 1993 to 2003, died on Sunday morning in Tortosa after succumbing to cancer. Brother of the...

Espanyol and Barça draw 1-1 in downpour

The weather did no bode well for good football but the two Catalan teams turned on an interesting duel despite the rain. Espanyol dominated most of the 1st half but in the second half, Barça lifted its...

society

Three dead in accident near Coma-ruga

Three people died yesterday afternoon in a multiple collision on the N-340 highway at Coma-ruga, south of Barcelona, which involved a truck and two cars. As well as those killed in the accident three people...