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  • The dismissed General Director of Foreign Relations, Marina Falcó (By Blanca Blay / ACN)

    Madrid sacks two Catalan government officials using Article 155

    ACN | Barcelona
    20 April 2018 02:47 PM
    "As they could not get the big prey, they are going after the small ones now," says dismissed director of Public Administration School

HIGHLIGHTS


The actress Lily James from the inaugural film 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' at the BCN Film Fest 2018

Second edition of BCN Film Fest kicks off

A week of wonder lies ahead for film lovers with 38 different titles to enjoy at the charming and...
Parliament speaker Roger Torrent speaks during the event ahead of Sant Jordi on April 20 2018 (by Rafa Garrido)

Spanish intervention halts Sant Jordi institutional events

Following Article 155, the traditional mass and blessing of roses will not be held; only...
(From left to right) MEPs Ramon Tremosa, Josep Maria Terricabras, and president of EU-Catalonia Dialogue Platform Ivo Vajgl (by ACN)

'It's shocking so few people are ready to speak out,' says EU-Catalonia Dialogue Platform

Spokesman of new group of MEPs says Spain wants to "humiliate" Catalan leaders by imprisoning them

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


Diplocat entrance on April 12, 2018, while the police are raiding its offices

Diplocat advisors to continue work despite dissolution

Some 20 advisory council members hope activities of the organization “will resume...
The Catalan Parliament speaker Roger Torrent during the event before Sant Jordi on April 20 2018 (by Rafa Garrido)

Speaker urges ‘not to forget cultural heritage’ on Sant Jordi

Roger Torrent reminded audience of “those who cannot be with us to celebrate,” at public...
A ballot box on October 1 2017 (by Carles Palacio / ACN)

Spanish authorities at odds over funding of referendum

Supreme Court asks treasury to clarify claims that no public money was used for vote, while...

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next to a screen projection of binary code (courtesy of Reuters)

Report refutes Spanish claims of Catalan ‘fake news’

Accusations based on "inaccurate data" according to internet expert who sent document to UK...
Proactiva Open Arms' refugee rescue ship (behind) (by Reuters / Antonio Parrinello)

Open Arms ship docked in Italy sails again

Catalan NGO to resume refugee rescue operation a month later

BUSINESS


A visitor at the B-Travel fair looking at a map (by  ACN)

B-Travel tourism trade fair begins in Barcelona

More “quality” on offer with over 40 international destinations, according to...
Exhibitors and attendees at Alimentaria 2018 (by Andrea Zamorano)

Alimentaria 2018 closes with economic impact of €200M

Number of attendees at this year’s international food and drinks fair expected to exceed 150,000
Containers at the Port of Barcelona (ACN)

New record for Catalan exports

Growing sales abroad is a continuing trend in Catalonia, now reaching 25.4% of Spain's total amount

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The person detained is part of the Committees for the Defense of the Republic, which protested by cutting off highways and opening up tollbooths

Spanish Foreign Affairs minister condemn comments as "unfortunate"

Supreme Court could give up charges of rebellion after German court rejects accusations of violence

CULTURE


Mas Miró at Mont-roig del Camp on April 19 2018 (by Sílvia Jardí)

Birthplace of Miró’s art to open to public

The idyllic summer farmhouse is inaugurated in honor of the artist’s 125th birthday on April...
Photographs in the ‘Not Here, Not Anywhere’ exhibit on April 18, 2018 (by Guillem Roset)

Living together, society, and art

A new exhibition features a retrospect of visual artist Domènec’s work, and tackles some of...

LIFE & STYLE


Chef Carme Ruscalleda in the Alimentaria fair on April 16, 2018 (by Guillem Roset)

Chef Ruscalleda to open restaurant for two months abroad

Seven-star Michelin chef reveals plans for pop-up eatery in a Mediterranean country
Two players battling it out in a game of Morra (by ACN)

Morra: the hand game which stood the test of time

Past-time traditionally associated with pirates and sailors kept alive by association in south...
Elies Miró, Chairman of the Patissier Gild of Barcelona, with a traditional 'Mona' (by ACN)

The ‘Mona’, the everlasting Easter sweet tradition

Artisanal cakes given by godfathers monopolize Easter Monday in Catalonia, with 700,000 units...

SPORTS


Barcelona players failed to secure the Champions league semifinals (by FCB / Miguel Ruiz)

AS Roma 3-0 FC Barcelona: Goodbye to the Champions League

Goals from Džeko, De Rossi and Manolas allow Italians to turn around three-goal deficit and...
Barça fans throw yellow balloons onto the pitch at Camp Nou (courtesy of Reuters)

UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against FC Barcelona

Yellow balloons thrown onto pitch  during Champion’s League game against AS Roma