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  • People's Party head Pablo Casado (right) opens doos to government deal with far-right Vox, led by Santiago Abascal (Pictures by Vox and Roger Segura)

    Spain’s conservative leader opens door to government with far right

    ACN | Barcelona
    26 April 2019 02:23 PM

    PP head Pablo Casado embraces potential deal with Vox as president Pedro Sánchez hints at left-wing pact post-Sunday election

HIGHLIGHTS


The Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, with Flanders leader, Geert Bourgeois, in Kortrijk on April 26 (by Natàlia Segura)

Puigdemont calls unionist efforts to bar him from European election 'desperate'

Former president dismisses appeal to electoral authority by PP and Cs parties aimed at preventing...
Pablo Iglesias, Unidas Podemos candidate in the Spanish elections, speaks at a campaign act (photo by Podemos)

Podemos: the left-wing party that could be key to keeping Pedro Sánchez in power

Party leader Pablo Iglesias has come out in favor of a self-determination referendum in Catalonia...
PP candidate for Barcelona Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo (by Gerard Artigas)

Women's rights shoots to the top of the electoral campaign agenda

Left-wing parties respond to comments by conservative candidate seen as playing down importance...

CATALAN TRIAL


Former Catalan police director Albert Batlle (by Supreme Court)

Former Catalan police official felt 'uncomfortable' about approaching referendum

Ex-director general who resigned before the vote assures Supreme Court that Mossos d'Esquadra...
Former Catalan minister Jordi Jané testifying as witness in the Catalan trial on April 23, 2019

Former ministers say Catalan government aimed for agreed referendum

Officials who left posts before 2017 vote tell Supreme Court their decision was unrelated, while...
Catalan vice president Pere Aragonès arrives in Spain's Supreme Court on Tuesday (by ACN)

Catalan vice president among political figures due to testify in Supreme Court

Week 11 of trial of independence leaders begins on Tuesday with focus on events surrounding...

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


Students at a Catalan school (by ACN)

Constitutional Court backs language policy in Catalonia's schools

Judges endorse existing regulations on the use of Catalan in classrooms amid unionist accusations...
Image of a figure of Puigdemont being 'executed' in Coripe, Andalusia (by @miquelstrubell)

Government files lawsuit against Puigdemont shooting mockery

Catalan executive considers southern Spanish town Easter festival was incitation of hatred
Pablo Casado (left) replaced Mariano Rajoy as People's Party head in June 2018 (by PP)

People’s Party: fighting to keep right-wing hegemony in Spain through the Catalan crisis

With Mariano Rajoy gone, new party head Pablo Casado tries to put down growing rivalry by...

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


Former FC Barcelona president Sandro Rosell in court on February 25 2019 (image courtesy of Pool EFE)

Former FC Barcelona president found not guilty in money laundering case

Sandro Rosell had been in pre-trial jail for these allegations for 21 months
Open Arms vessel setting sail from Barcelona port on April 23, 2019 (by Miquel Codolar)

Open Arms NGO ship finally sets sail from Barcelona port

Blockaded by Spanish authorities for over 100 days, good weather permits rescue vessel to carry...

BUSINESS


Freight traffic at Barcelona's Port (by ACN)

Catalan exports went up 2.6% in February

Foreign sales rose to €5.85 billion compared with 2018, but imports also increased by 4.2%...
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...

MOST POPULAR


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

No deal with unions after four meetings; promised investment of 70 million euro up in the air

CULTURE


Catalan president Quim Torra with a copy of the encyclopedia on April 24 2019 (by Pau Cortina)

Everything you ever wanted to know about human towers

Third volume of 'castellers' encyclopedia presented in Barcelona, with remaining instalments set...
Opening day at the Barcelona stand of the 45th International Book Fair in Buenos Aires on (photo courtesy of Publisher's Guild)

Buenos Aires Book Fair kicks off with Barcelona as guest

Event features Catalan capital with 'literary city' project, promoting local writers and...

LIFE & STYLE


More people take to the streets to celebrate Sant Jordi in Tarragona as sun shines (by Eloi Tost)

Sun brightens up Sant Jordi

After a greyish morning, Catalans enjoy clear skies as festivities continue for the day of books...
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...
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,...

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