Catalonia Today

economy

CPI rises 2.2% for third consecutive month

The most recent Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 2.2% in September for the third consecutive month, according to data published yesterday by Sain’s national bureau of statistics (INE). The monthly rise...

culture

Maria Tena wins the XIV Premi Tusquets

The Madrid novelist María Tena has won the XIV Premi Tusquets for Nada que no sepas. The jury valued “the seductive evocation of the cosmopolitan and libertine lifestyle of a group of families in Uruguay...

international

Italian government defies Brussels

The Italian government has set the budget deficit at 2.4% of GDP for the next three years, defying Brussels and marking a victory for party chiefs over economy minister Giovanni Tria, an unaffiliated technocrat....

society

Pensions to be tied to increases in the CPI

The Pacto de Toledo, Spain’s all-party commission which oversees pension payments throughout the country, reached a majority agreement yesterday so that pensions will once again be revalued according...

economy

Catalan boat show registers full house

Barcelona’s International Boat Show, El Saló Nàutic which will be held from October 10 to 14 in Port Vell, will grow by 8% compared to last year with more exhibitors, boats, space and activities to...

Maria Rius

Illustrator awarded ministerial prize

The Catalan illustrator Maria Rius (Sant Pere de Riudebitlles) yesterday won Spain’s 2018 National Prize for Illustration awarded by the Ministry of Culture for “her extensive career, the timelessness...

Girona face Betis at Montilivi tonight

Still savouring the joys of the 2-2 draw in Camp Nou, Girona’s coach Eusebio Sacristán warned: “If we think that because we have had good results against strong rivals the rest will be easier, things...

society

Teachers may strike depending on budget

Catalonia’s main teacher’s unions, USTEC-STEs (IAC), CCOO, ASPEPC-SPS and UGT, announced yesterday that they have not ruled out strike action during the budget debate if the demands they have made...

Corbyn calls for elections

The British Labour Party leader opposes Theresa May’s Brexit proposals, especially the possibility of leaving the EU without an agreement