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  • Spanish vice president Carmen Calvo (by Tània Tàpia)

    Keeping Catalan leaders in jail ‘not reasonable’ if trial delays, says Spanish VP

    ACN | Barcelona
    23 September 2018 02:22 PM

    Vice president Carmen Calvo hints at alternative measures for pro-independence politicians

HIGHLIGHTS


Foreign minister Ernest Maragall (by Blanca Blay)

Maragall rejects pro-independence unity ticket to win Barcelona

ERC’s likely candidate opens the door to others joining his ticket
PDeCAT leader David Bonvehí (by Guillem Roset)

Catalan party warns Sánchez: if you act like Rajoy, we’ll let your government collapse

PDeCAT leader David Bonvehí demands “political solutions" from the Spanish government
Castells perform at the Plaça Sant Jaume in Barcelona during La Mercè 2016 (by Julia Pérez)

La Mercè 2018: what to do

From fire running 'correfocs' to afrobeat, this year's Barcelona-wide festival has something for...

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


Catalan foreign affairs minister Ernest Maragall (by ACN)

Race to become Barcelona mayor heats up

With Ernest Maragall expected to become ERC's candidate in next year's local election, pressure...
Members of Universities for the Republic after press conference calling for student strike (ACN)

Student strike called for independence referendum anniversary

"Repression" and "attacks" on Catalan institutions ongoing, says pro-independence platform

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


An infant rescued by Catalan NGO Proactiva Open Arms (From Proactiva Open Arms' Instagram)

Unaccompanied minor migrants sleeping in police stations

Government orders transferral to special welcoming centres, but child services overwhelmed
Leaked message from a Spanish judge (published by El Món)

Newly leaked messages by Spanish judges compare Puigdemont's case with that of a 'rapist'

More emails show members of the judiciary criticizing German courts for treating Spain like a...

BUSINESS


The Port of Barcelona on June 16 2017 (by Josep Ramon Torné)

Catalan exports increase by 4.2% in July

Country sold goods abroad to the value of 6 billion euros during seventh month of year, bucking...
Euro notes (by ACN)

Foreign investment falls by 40% in first half of year

Total of 992.6 million euros of overseas expenditure lowest figure for this period since 2014
The Minister of Business and Knowledge, Àngels Chacón, on Wednseday (ACN)

'Normality' returns after business exodus from Catalonia

Number of companies that transferred social headquarters make up 0.5% of total in country,...

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Support for jailed and exiled politicians key theme of this year's self-determination demonstration on Catalonia's National Day

Key theme of pro-independence protest is to publicize political situation in Catalonia at international level

Prosecutor appeals against the decision of a court in Ghent

CULTURE


A scene from 'Maremar' performed by Dagoll Dagom, at the Teatre Poliorama on September 21 2018 (by Pere Francesch)

Maremar: the refugee crisis interpreted in theater

The new play uses Shakespearean tales to the tune of Catalan protest music Lluís Llach to the...
Screenshot from documentary 'Dos Cataluñas' (Netflix)

Two Catalonias: Netflix documentary tackling political conflict to be screened September 28

Spanish directors made film in response to "manipulation" and "simplification" of information...

LIFE & STYLE


Three actors perform at FiraTàrrega 2017 on September 8 (by Oriol Bosch)

September: what to do in Catalonia

From vintage markets, to exhibitions, to music, fall kicks off with plenty to do in Barcelona and...
Circuit Festival kicked off in Barcelona on Thursday (by Andrea Zamorano)

Circuit Festival: international gay event kicks off in Barcelona

Businesses in 'Gaixample' expect over 30% sales increase
Chef Carme Ruscalleda in the Alimentaria fair on April 16, 2018 (by Guillem Roset)

Three Michelin star restaurant Sant Pau to close down after 30 years

World-class chef Carme Ruscalleda to "redirect" her career

SPORTS


Basketball player Pau Gasol in Barcelona (by ACN)

NBA's Pau Gasol launches new book on success and leadership

Top Catalan basketball player presents autobiography "Under the Hoop" in Barcelona
Secretary general of Sport Gerard Figueras, IOC official Gilbert Felli, and FGC president Ricard Font at La Molina ski station of September 5 2018 (by Albert Lijarcio)

International Olympic Committee visits Catalonia for potential Winter Games hosting

In dialogue phase, both Barcelona and the Catalan Pyrenees might bid for the 2030 edition