Catalonia Today

economy

Jobless rate fell to 10.6% in third quarter of 2018

Catalonia’s jobless rate fell to 10.6% in the third quarter of 2018. According to Spain’s statistics institute, the number of people out of work fell by 28,000 between July and September, to 400,000....

arts

New York’s MoMA puts spotlight on Catalan films

New York’s Museum of Modern Art yesterday began the film series, Catalan Cinema’s Radical Years, 1968–1978. Curated by Esteve Riambau, head of Catalonia’s film archive, the series runs until November...

Political leaders sent to trial

Supreme Court denies defence’s appeals and gives green light for prosecution to present charges against officials over last year’s push for independence

EU chamber urges states to ban fascist groups

The European Parliament yesterday passed a resolution in favour of banning radical far-right groups in its member states.The motion could lead the way for the banning of the Francisco Franco Foundation,...

PP says Sánchez is behind a Coup d’etat

The race between the Spanish conservative PP and Ciudadanos to make the most incendiary and provocative speech against Catalan independence and the government of Pedro Sánchez, yesterday reached its zenith....

international

EU Parliament wants ban on certain plastics

EU lawmakers want to ban widely-used, throw-away plastics such as straws and cotton buds, and put a greater burden on manufacturers to recycle in an effort to clear up ocean pollution. Under the proposal,...

international

Trump compares migrant crisis to European 'chaos'

Donald Trump has once again hit out at the caravan of Homduran immigrants trying to reach the US, and that yesterday resumed its march from Chiapas (Mexico). Trump says that allowing the entry of undocumented...

politics

Former PSOE minister Carmen Alborch dies

The former Socialist Minister of Culture Carmen Alborch died yesterday Wednesday in her home in Valencia at the age of 70, after a lengthy illness. Alborch formed part of the government of Felipe González...

society

Church will correct “errors” in acquistions

Following the controversy over claims by the Farmers Union (UP) that the Catholic Chruch had illegally registered properties in recent years using legislation currently being challenged, the Diocese of...