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  • Image of the European Parliament in March 2019 (by EP)

    Election Day: Independence issue dominates atypical EU and local contests

    Daniel Wittenberg | Barcelona
    23 May 2019 12:41 PM

    The Catalan aspect of the elections explained as Europe heads to the polls


Leo Messi after FC Barcelona defeat in Copa del Rey final on May 25, 2019 (by Miguel Ruiz/FCB)

FC Barcelona 1 – 2 Valencia: The Cup slips away

First half goals by Gameiro and Rodrigo are decisive in a final that was a battle to the end
Train lines along the Mediterannean Sea in Tarragona, south Catalonia. (Photo: Eloi Tost)

The unfinished high-speed rail link decades in the making

Once completed, the Mediterranean Corridor will connect the south of Spain with the French border...
A young girl holds up an eye-catching poster at the protest

Hundreds of students march through Barcelona to highlight climate emergency

The weather wasn't on their side but their commitment to the climate was clear


The leader of pro-independence organization Òmnium, Jordi Cuixart, in the dock in Februrary 2019

Òmnium claims 'state operation' aimed to criminalize its head after his arrest

Pro-independence civic organization alleges reports not admitted in Catalan trial show that Jordi...
Welsh MP Hywel Williams expresses his concern over the trial

'This is not a trial between equals,' says Welsh MP

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Catalonia chair, Hywel Williams, describes prosecution of...
Supreme Court officials set out the timetable on Thursday

Independence trial set to end on June 11

Supreme Court will allow 15-minute closing remarks by defendants

Catalan News TV


Image of the first meeting of the Spanish congress bureau on May 23, 2019 (by Congreso)

Jailed leaders suspended as Spanish MPs

Congress bureau acts on the advice of parliamentary lawyers three days after taking office
Oriol Junqueras takes his seat in Spain's Congress

Decision to bar jailed Catalan MPs from congress splits political opinion

With pro-independence parties to petition parliamentary bureau to reconsider, unionist leaders...
Meritxell Batet has a complex first week in office

Legal back and forth over possible suspension of jailed Catalan MPs

The Supreme Court has passed the decision back to the Spanish Parliament


A flag denouncing tourist apartments in Girona city center. (Photo: Xavier Pi)

Girona’s ‘theme park’ city center no place for local neighbors

Affordable housing activists claim locals are being pushed out of their homes, while the Girona...
A wind farm in the Terra Alta region of southern Catalonia (Photo: Anna Ferràs)

Power shifts in southern Catalonia - from nuclear to wind

Many locals in the Terra Alta region are fed up with the number of wind farms being built in...


CEO of pharmaceutical giant Grífols, Raimon Grífols. (Photo: Norma Vidal)

Pharmaceutical giant Grifols to invest €1.4bn by 2022

World's major supplier of plasma products aims to fund new plants, while consolidating its place...
A factory working on the Nestlé coffee production line. (Photo: Nestlé)

Nestlé to invest €17.2m in biomass boiler in Girona plant

Using coffee grounds as biofuel, the new facility in northern Catalonia will generate up to...
Barcelona Tech City's new Pier03 technological hub. (Photo: Barcelona Tech City)

Pier03, Barcelona's new innovative tech hub

Following the success of the Pier01 project, the Barcelona Tech City association opens new...


From "making voters’ voices heard", to "defending Spanish interests": how parties see their role on the independence question in Brussels

Congress bureau acts on the advice of parliamentary lawyers three days after taking office

Cuixart's representative condemned the judge's alleged inconsistency


Club Wagner President Manel Bertran talks about the past opera season as well as what to expect in the coming one (Source: Club Wagner Barcelona)

Barcelona's Wagner Club celebrates first anniversary

Fan association strengthens links between Catalan capital and legendary German composer going...
Filming takes place by Besalú's medieval bridge (Lourdes Casademont/ACN)

'Westworld' filming begins in northern Catalonia

Wednesday saw the first day on set of HBO's hit TV series in the Girona town of Besalú


The rocky coastline of the Costa Brava. (Photo: SOS Costa Brava)

The slippery slope of property development on the Costa Brava

Hectares of woodland and dozens of species could be lost following the latest swathe of building...
Amateur footballers warm-up for the Costa Brava Cup in Lloret de Mar

The sobering tale of mass tourism on the coast of Catalonia

Catalan resorts are cracking down on so-called binge tourism but it has come at a cost
Participants in last year's festival gather around a giant snail plan

Welcome to the wonderful world of snails

Lleida's annual festival devoted to the mouthwatering mollusks offers the chance to try the best...


Barça have played out two draws with Valencia so far this season

Barça seek more history but will struggle to defy expectations in Copa del Rey final

The Blaugrana travel to Seville hoping to end the season on a high against Valencia
Girona's Montilivi stadium. (Photo: Xavier Pi)

Girona FC relegated to second division on final day of the season

The Catalan club spent two seasons in the top flight in what has been their only stint in the...