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  • Quim Torra and Carles Puidemont will go ahead with the planned Brussels conference

    Spain vetoes Catalan police to guard president in Brussels trip

    ACN | Madrid
    18 February 2019 01:44 PM

    Banned conference of Torra and predecessor Puigdemont to be held in Belgian capital hotel

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Catalan president Quim Torra meeting with Minister-President of Flanders, Geert Bourgeois

'Political issues need to be dealt with through political solutions' - Flanders leader

Catalan president Quim Torra met with the Belgian MP in Brussels on Monday
MACBA director Ferran Barenblit (left) listens to museum curator Tanya Barson at a press conference on February 28 2019 (by Pau Cortina)

Christian Marclay, Charlotte Posenenske, Takis: new MACBA exhibits

The Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum released this year’s programming including Muntadas,...
An art installation using string and blacklight in Barcelona on February 17 2019 (by Aina Martí)

Llum Bcn festival illuminates Barcelona

Some 50 spaces in the city’s Poblenou neighborhood hosted innovative light and music...

CATALAN TRIAL


Italian international lawyer and observer Fabio Marcelli outside the Supreme Court on February 13 2019 (by Pol Solà)

International observers warn of 'crucial' evidence missing in independence trial

Report by International Trial Watch on case against Catalan leaders says decision not to admit...
Spain's Supreme Court, where the Catalan independence trials are taking place

Independence trial – what to expect for week 2

Testimony from prosecuted leaders set to continue after cross-examination of former vice...
Ciutadans spokesperson Carlos Carrizosa speaks to the press on February 14 2019 (by Mariona Puig)

Opposition 'indignant' over Junqueras' testimony in Supreme Court

Cs party accuses former vice president of "dividing" Catalan society, while political allies back...

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


Spain's foreign minister Josep Borrell (by Blanca Blay)

Spain's foreign minister backs EU's decision to cancel Puigdemont-Torra event

Josep Borrell describes Brussel's motives for canceling talk by pro-independence leaders as...
Sánchez speaks at a PSOE act on February 17 2019 (photo courtesy of PSOE)

Sánchez calls on a ‘moderate and sensible’ Spain ahead of election

Cs says it’s “prepared to govern and win” and PP warns of pro-independence “chaos”
Catalan president Quim Torra during an act in Sabadell on February 17 2019 (by Estefania Escolà)

Torra: Sunday protest shows Catalan ‘change in attitude’

The president of Catalonia spoke following demonstration against the Supreme Court trial and in...

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


The Somorrostro beach in Barcelona on February 17 2019 (by Aina Martí)

Body found on Barcelona beach

The Catalan Police received the notification in the early hours of Sunday morning
A sign displaying jailed leader Jordi Turull reads “freedom political prisoners” surrounded by Catalan independence flags on February 16 2019 (by ACN)

Hundreds of thousands march in Barcelona against Catalan trial

The protest was put on by pro-independence ANC and Òmnium Cultural organizations under the...

BUSINESS


The press conference for Costa Brava's candidacy on February 14 2019 (by Aleix Freixas)

Costa Brava bids to join UNESCO biosphere reserve network

Northern coastal region aims for international distinction awarded to sustainable areas in 2021
3D printer (by Aina Martí)

Barcelona to debut 3D printing incubator

DFactory 4.0 project will also see 100-million-euro robotics center built in city's Zona Franca...
The entrance to the Mobile World Congress on February 25 2018 (by Andrea Zamorano)

Seat to present 5G-connected car at Mobile World Congress

Automobile maker to unveil hi-tech vehicle at Barcelona's flagship trade show in last week of...

MOST POPULAR


Conference by Catalan president and exiled pro-independence leader sparked outrage among unionist parties

Twelve leaders charged with calling a referendum and declaring independence in 2017

John Bercow says MPs should have "freedom of speech" and "immunity" and remembers jailed leader Forcadell's visit

CULTURE


Painting by Bartolomé Bermejo on display in MNAC (by Pau Cortina)

Spanish master Bartolomé Bermejo arrives in Barcelona

Some 21 works by 15th century painter go on display at MNAC in collaboration with Madrid's Prado...
Inside the big top for the Girona Circus Festival (photo courtesy of estival Internacional del Circ Elefant d'Or de Girona and Rob)

International circus festival kicks off in Girona

Event in northern Catalan city welcomes some 80 artists from around the world until February 19

LIFE & STYLE


Model Helen Lindes on the catwalk of the 080 Barcelona Fashion (by Aina Martí)

080 Barcelona Fashion shows off its international credentials

Until Thursday, city's annual design event spotlights major foreign brands and best local talent
A child in front of one of the Chinese New Year parade figures in 2018 (by ACN)

February: what to do in Catalonia

The second month of the year brings science, lights, love, Carnival and the Chinese New Year
The new LGBT center in Barcelona, after the homophobic attack on January 27, 2019 (by Gemma Sánchez)

Protest called to condemn homophobic attack on LGBTI center

Locals respond with messages of condemnation and support, while demonstration on Monday evening...

SPORTS


FCB player Luis Suárez playing in El Clásico (by FCB)

Barça and Real Madrid meet in first of three 'clásicos' in a month

A Copa del Rey Clásico as the two most famous rivals in football do battle for a place in...
Leo Messi scores twice against Valencia (by FCB)

Barça 2–2 Valencia: Val-iant Draw!

Leo Messi scores twice as first-place Barça battle back from 2-0, first-half deficit to...