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  • 21-Sept-18 TV News: 'Barcelona mayoral race heats up'

    ACN | Barcelona
    21 September 2018 08:02 PM
    21-Sept-18 TV News: 'Barcelona mayoral race heats up'
    The local election in Barcelona is set to be one of the harshest political battles to be fought next year...and parties are already picking their contenders. May 26, 2019: on this day, citizens in Catalonia’s municipalities are summoned to elect their mayors. But no town is likely to see such a...

HIGHLIGHTS


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
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...
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...

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


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
Alfred Bosch, ERC's former leader in Barcelona /left), and Ernest Margall, Catalonia's foreign minister and his most likely successor (by Bernat Vilaró)

Pro-independence candidate for Barcelona mayor steps aside

Foreign minister Ernest Maragall likely to replace Alfred Bosch, say Catalan media
Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart on day of October 1 independence referendum (ACN)

Jailed civil leaders remain defiant in letter to pro-independence supporters

Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sànchez restate commitment to "peacefully" working towards a...

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


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...
Protesters outside Ministry of Economy commemorating anniversary of Spanish police raids on government buildings (ACN)

Independence supporters protest on anniversary of Spanish police raids to halt referendum

Judicial case against Catalan leaders is "farce" says president Quim Torra

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


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...
Rosalía performs at Sónar June 15 2018 (Aina Martí)

Singer Rosalía nominated for five Latin Grammies

The Catalan flamenco performer and her single 'Malamente' have taken the music world by storm

LIFE & STYLE


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...
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

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