Catalonia Today

international

Head of Interpol missing after trip to China

French police are investigating the apparent disappearance of Meng Hongwei, the head of Interpol. His wife reported him missing after a trip to China in late September. Meng served as Chinese Vice Minister...

economy

Changes to power bill announced by Minister

The Spanish government will suspend the tax on electricity generation for a period of six months and introduce an exemption from the hydrocarbon tax to deactivate the tax known as the “ecology cent”...

health

False cancer therapies in the crosshairs

Catalonia’s Department of Health has passed on to the State Prosecutor’s office information relating to five cases of conferences or websites that disseminate scientifically untested and unverified...

Nobel fights sexual violence as weapon

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win Nobel Peace Prize for ’efforts to end the use of sexual violence in warfare’.

Coalition on a knife’s edge

JxCat and ERC pro-independence parties put forward different formulas for prosecuted MPs to hand over parliamentary rights while session is adjourned

Retail sales in shops fall during September

The increase in the cost of living while at the same time salaries remain low are part of the equation that has seen a fall in local retail sales. According to the Comertia association, sales in small...

tourism

Parc Güell to get new shuttle bus line

Barcelona city council is to launch a new shuttle bus between the Alfons X metro stop and Parc Güell, one of the city’s main tourist sites. According to the council, the aim is to relieve the pressure...

spain

Eight million migrants expected in next 30 years

The Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (Airef) forecasts that the population in Spain will reach 60 million by 2050, due to the arrival of 8 million migrants in the next 30 years. Airef’s...

society

20% suffer sexual abuse as children, says NGO

One out of every five Catalans suffer sexual abuse in their childhoods. That is according to the Save the Children NGO in the launch of a new campaign, Trenco el silenci (I’m breaking the silence), in...