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  • Catalan president Quim Torra (by ACN)

    Catalan government on hold as president studies legal action against Madrid

    ACN | Barcelona
    23 May 2018 12:51 PM

    Spanish government blocks reinstatement of ministers in jail and abroad

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Yellow ribbons outside the Catalan government delegation in Girona on February 23, 2018 (by ADIC association)

Spanish government and unionist groups pursue colour yellow

Delegate in Catalonia’s letter to mayors asking for “neutrality” in public...
Former police chief Josep Lluís Trapero at the Spanish National Court on April 16 2018 (by Javier Barbancho / ACN)

Spanish judge takes deposed leadership of Catalan police to court

The sedition and criminal organization indictments also include a Home Affairs official and refer...
Pedro Sànchez speaks during a PSOE act on February 17 2018 (courtesy of PSOE)

Spanish Socialist leader ramps up criticism of Catalan president

PSOE head Pedro Sánchez again calls Torra a ‘racist’ while Catalan party wing...

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POLITICS


The Catalan president, Quim Torra, during his inauguration on May 18, 2018 (by Marc Rovira)

New Catalan government still up in the air

Spanish executive opposes appointing ministers from previous cabinet who are in jail or abroad
Outside Spain's Consitutional Court (by ACN)

Spain’s Constitutional Court denies jailed MPs freedom

Oriol Junqueras and Jordi Sànchez asked to be released while court decides on their case
The building hosting Schleswig-Holstein's high court, in Germany, as well as the prosecutor office (by Guifré Jordan)

German court turns down prison request for Puigdemont

Schleswig-Holstein court still sees no reason to extradite him for rebellion despite new...

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


Deposed Catalan ministers Josep Rull (left) and Jordi Turull arrive in Spain's Supreme Court on March 23, the day of their imprisonment (by Xavier Alsinet)

Spanish court blocks appointment of would-be Catalan ministers in jail

Jordi Turull and Josep Rull requested permission to take up their posts
An investigator at work at the Idibaps centre (by ACN)

Catalan research group maps leukemia genome for first time

Researchers in Barcelona hope breakthrough will lead to development of new cancer therapies

BUSINESS


Microsoft stand at the Smart City Expo World Congress in November 2016 (by Àlex Recolons)

Microsoft to open quantum lab in Barcelona

US computer giant is currently looking for premises and staff in the Catalan capital, say reports...
New attractions for children at Ferrari Land (by ACN)

PortAventura theme park forecasts more than record 5 million record visitors this season

Ferrari Land attraction receives 170,000 visitors in just over a month
View of the Port of Barcelona (by ACN)

Catalan companies achieve record exports in first quarter of 2018

Value of 18,236 million euros of goods sold abroad

MOST POPULAR


American actor becomes member of pro-independence organization

20 May 2018 12:29 PM Spain won’t lift Article 155
The decision was made by Spanish president Mariano Rajoy in meeting with PSOE and Cs party following Quim Torra’s minister nominations

Judge dismisses European Arrest Warrant issued by Spain over form irregularities

CULTURE


Press conference for world premiere of 'Jurassic World: Lost Kingdom'

Catalan director hopes for 'best' Jurassic film yet

At world premiere of 'Jurrassic World: Lost Kingdom' Juan Antonio Bayona explained he had a "a...
The sculpture 'Hope Hippo' at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies during Barcelona Museum Night on May 19 2018 (by Pere Francesch)

Over 200k enjoy Barcelona Museum Night

MACBA saw 13,640 visits while MNAC welcomed 9,934

LIFE & STYLE


The outside of the cheese shop and maker for Mas d'Eroles in Alt Urgell on May 9 2018 (by Alberto Lijarcio)

New Catalan cheese on the market

A cheesemaker in the Pyrenees has elaborated a product especially to melt in raclette dish
Javier Granado, cofounder of Nomadizers in front of his computer on May 8 2918 (by Gemma Aleman)

Web platform helps you find travel companions

The Catalan startup and web platform Nomadizers is soon to be an app

SPORTS


Louis Hamilton celebrating his victory in the Azerbaidjan GP (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvilli)

F1 World Championship returns to Catalonia this weekend

Despite hotels being fully booked for Grand Prix, hoteliers “frankly worried” about...
Drawing of four team events to be held at the Mediterranean Games (by ACN)

Record 4,000 athletes expected to take part in the Mediterranean Games 2018

Sporting event held in Tarragona region will bring 150,000 spectators, according to organizers