Catalonia Today

politics

Germà Gordó first president of Convergents

The new Catlana party Convergents, committed to a centrist sovereignty policy, yesterday elected by the former CDC minister Germà Gordó as the new president, in its initial founding congress, held in...

Women’s resource centre for Sta. Coloma

Santa Coloma de Gramenet will create the only innovation centre in the entire state dedicated exclusively to women. It will be located in the former Ciba -Geigy chemicals and pharmaceuticals factory with...

Disqualified from office without trial

Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría announced yesterday that the government would make an urgent appeal to the Constitution Tribunal (TC) to declare any nomination of Carles Puigdemont...

justice

Four arrested in Begues for death of a woman

Catalan Police yesterday arrested four people involved in the death of a woman in Begues (Barcelona) in December, including the alleged perpetrator of the crime. The body of the woman, a Spanish national...

society

Developers warn of incidence of squatters

Property developers are increasingly concerned about the growing problem of squatters in flats awaiting occupation. “We can not put a figure on it but it is very worrying” says the APCE association...

culture

Gran Teatre del Liceu is seeking a new CEO

One of Catalonia’s most iconic cultural institutions is seeking a new CEO. The executive council of the Liceu yesterday approved the bases and declared the vacancy open. The theatre will work in collaboration...

international

Fatal train derailment in Milan

At least three people were killed and 13 seriously injured on Thursday when a train carrying some 250 people along a busy commuter route derailed near Milan in northern Italy, regional authorities said....

international

Outrage over latest sex scandal in the UK

The British PM, Theresa May, said yesterday that she was “shocked” by the revelations published by the Financial Times on sexual harassment suffered by hostesses at a charity gala at a hotel in London...

Poor quarter mars record

Hotels see record turnover increase of 6% despite final quarter marred by terrorist attack, political instability and public losing patience with tourism