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  • Picture of the four candidates running for Spanish president attending the debate on TVE on April 22 (by RTVE)

    Independence at center of televised debate – with no pro-independence parties

    ACN | Madrid
    22 April 2019 11:55 PM

    Ciutadans and People's Party candidates take on Socialist head for "reaching agreements" with Catalan government, with Podemos' leader urging "dialogue and empathy"

HIGHLIGHTS


Image of a 10,000-strong Vox party meeting in Madrid in October 2018 (by Vox)

Vox: newcomer alt-right party preaching a return to old Spain

Anti-feminism, anti-immigration, and pro-Spanish unity are its main party platforms
Image of a figure of Puigdemont being 'executed' in Coripe, Andalusia (by @miquelstrubell)

Southern Spanish town mocks Puigdemont shooting figure of him

"This is despicable, inappropriate in any civilized society," says former president, as...
Raül Romeva and Oriol Junqueras appear at a political rally in Cambrils via video link from prison. (Photo: Guillem Roset)

Esquerra leader Junqueras: 'Your votes can free us'

Esquerra Republicana members Raül Romeva and Oriol Junqueras appear at political rally from...

CATALAN TRIAL


JxCat number 2 in the Spanish general election, Laura Borràs, with a picture of Jordi Sànchez, the party's number 1 (by Bernat Vilaró)

JxCat candidate in the Spanish election to give press conference from prison

Jordi Sànchez will respond to journalists’ questions via videolink on Sunday
Canadian international observer of the Catalan trial, Daniel Trup

International observers from Quebec raise concerns over Catalan trial

Members of Canada's Research Institute on Self-Determination of Peoples say Supreme Court might...
Defendants in the Catalan trial and their lawyers

Follow live the Catalan trial

Spanish police officers testify on day 33 of proceedings regarding 2017 referendum

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


Cs candidate Inés Arrimadas at a political rally in Torroella de Montgrí (Photo: Jordi Pujolar)

Unionist Ciutadans revel in the Spanish feeling in Torroella de Montgrí

Inés Arrimadas also criticizes the People’s Party for not putting a stop to the “coup d’Etat”
Jordi Sánchez delivers his second press conference live from prison via video link. (Photo: Roger Pi de Cabanyes)

Jordi Sánchez warns the Spanish president he'll have to face requests for a referendum

The imprisoned activist-turned-politician gave his second press conference live from prison via...
Jordi Turull, head of the Junts per Catalunya ticket for Lleida, in his first live election rally from prison via video link

Turull calls to legitimize 2017 referendum in the first live election rally from prison

The head of the JxCat list for Lleida sees the Spanish elections as a "great opportunity" that...

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


Supercomputer MareNostrum 4 at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Barcelona will compete with candidates from Finland and Italy to host one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe

Sixteen countries support one of the three proposals, five of which have committed to Barcelona
Fire fighters at the scene in l'Hospitalet de Llobregat (Photo: Laura Fíguls)

Fire in l’Hospitalet apartment building kills three

A woman, a three-year-old child, and a baby are the victims

BUSINESS


Nissan press conference on March 26 2019 (by Àlex Recolons)

Nissan announces layoff of 600 workers in Catalonia

No deal with unions after four meetings; promised investment of 70 million euro up in the air
Image of a VMware event in 2018 (by VMWare)

VMware to invest $100m in innovation center in Barcelona

US multinational announces new European sales facility in 22@ business district that will create...
Taxis waiting outside Barcelona-El Prat airport (Photo: Àlex Recolons)

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat airport sees 4 million visitors in March

First three months of 2019 show 5.9% increase in visits compared with previous year

MOST POPULAR


Official was in a Brussels hotel considered key in investigation into tracking devices placed in the Catalan leader cars

Members of Canada's Research Institute on Self-Determination of Peoples say Supreme Court might be infringing defendants' rights

The antifascist fighter who lived through the Nazi concentration camp was given the highest awards from Barcelona and the Catalan government

CULTURE


The concert of Judit Neddermann to close the Barnasants festival, April 2019

Judit Neddermann joins Alejandro Sanz in his new single 'Este segundo'

"He was very brave to include Catalan language", she says in an interview with the Catalan News...
Els Amics de les Arts are set for a new five-city tour

Amics de les Arts kick off European tour

Starting in Paris on Thursday, popular folk-pop band to play five destinations before end of June

LIFE & STYLE


Detailed shot of a Catalan 'mona de Pasqua,' the chocolate treat handed out to children on Easter Monday

Easter in Catalonia: processions, desserts and traffic jams!

'Setmana Santa' -or Holy Week- is one of the country's busiest holiday periods, with processions,...
A bunch of Mercabarna 'calçots' prepared for sale (Photo: Àlex Recolons)

Fantastic calçots season comes to an end with more than 15 million sold

The Catalan onion tradition grew in popularity both at home and abroad
For Sant Jordi, Catalans gift books to their loved ones, resulting in astounding sales every year (by Andrea Zamorano)

Sant Jordi: a unique celebration of love and culture

With roses and books the main stars of the feast day, Catalonia pays tribute to its patron saint...

SPORTS


Jordi Alba, Ivan Rakitic, and Clement Lenglet celebrate together after one of the vital goals against Real Sociedad (Photo counrtest of FC Barcelona)

Closer and closer - Barça come out on top against Real Sociedad

Clément Lenglet’s towering first-half header and Jordi Alba’s second enough to bring Barça...
Luis Suarez, in action against Manchester United, will face his old side Liverpool in the semi-final

FC Barcelona to face Liverpool in Champions League semi-final

Ernesto Valverde’s men hope to make it three wins from three trips to England this year