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  • 21-Mar-19 TV News in 100 Seconds: ‘Electoral authority takes action in yellow ribbon controversy’

    ACN | Barcelona
    21 March 2019 08:58 PM
    21-Mar-19 TV News in 100 Seconds: ‘Electoral authority takes action in yellow ribbon controversy’
    The Catalan government replaced the banner with a yellow ribbon on its facade, as instructed by the electoral authority. But a white one is now showing, and the message backing the jailed and exiled leaders is still in place. The electoral authority took Torra to the prosecutor, and ordered the...

HIGHLIGHTS


Torra had installed a toned-down symbol in front of the Catalan government building on Thursday morning

President referred to Spanish public prosecutor over yellow ribbons

Electoral Authority has also asked Catalan police to remove banners and symbols backing jailed...
Ada Colau speaking after the Eurocities group meeting in Brussels

Barcelona Mayor lobbies EU leaders to make city life more affordable

Ada Colau leads network of cities campaigning for three-point plan to cut rent prices,...
Around two dozen Spanish Guardia Civil officers are giving testimony this week

Spanish police officer compares pro-referendum protests to Basque conflict

Law enforcer testifying in independence trial says that he received death threats during a raid

CATALAN TRIAL


Vice president and finance minister Pere Aragonès speaks in the Catalan parliament on February 27 2019 (by Guillem Roset)

Vice president Aragonès looked abroad for funding for independent Catalonia, police officer tells court

On Day 20 of trial of Catalan leaders, Guardia Civil officer says material seized in raids shows...
Supreme Court judges during the Catalan trial on March 21, 2019

Ten more Guardia Civil officers testify in Catalan trial

Officers to speak about raids of public buildings and companies over 2017 referendum
Irish MEP Lynn Boylan outside the Lledoners prison on September 7 2018 (by Mar Martí)

Irish and Italian politicians condemn trial of independence leaders

Two representatives from Ireland attend Supreme Court, while mayor of Naples signs manifesto...

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POLITICS


Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont speaks to the press after leaving Neumünster prison (by Guifré Jordan)

Puigdemont will travel to Germany on the first anniversary of his detention

Former Catalan president to give a press conference in front of Neumünster prison on Monday
Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont (left) and Basque president Íñigo Urkullu (by Jordi Bedmar)

Basque nationalists break from EU election coalition with Puigdemont’s party

PDeCAT and PNB disagree over whether exiled former Catalan president should be candidate
The new banner and ribbon that adorns the Catalan Government HQ with the same message as the yellow ribbon

President replaces yellow ribbon on government HQ with white one

Torra was ordered to remove sign by the Spanish Electoral Authority; new banner keeps message in...

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


Karlos Castilla and Alba Cuevas present the SOS Racisme report on March 21 2019 (by Elisenda Rosanas)

Attacks now most common by individuals, says SOS Racisme

The anti-racism platform released its yearly report warning that “normalization” of some...
A Vox sign at a protest on January 27 2019 (by Miquel Codolar)

Protests planned for and against far-right Vox

Next Saturday will see anti-fascist march focus on right-wing populists, with party supporters...

BUSINESS


Catalonia's cashflow from overseas has dried up by a tenth

Foreign investment in Catalonia falls to its lowest level in six years

Business interest from abroad dropped by more than a tenth in 2018
The head of the Port authoriy, Mercè Conesa, with the Catalan digital policy minister, Jordi Puigneró, on March 18, 2019 (by Lluís Sibils)

Initiative aims to turn Barcelona into leading international smartport

Government's SmartCAT Challenge 2019 to focus on innovative and digital solutions to improve...
The recently-opened Amazon offices in central Barcelona

Financial Times commends Catalonia and Barcelona as business hubs of the future

Companies including Microsoft and Amazon have committed to creating 1,500 jobs in Barcelona in...

MOST POPULAR


The Catalan men's XI are preparing for their most important fixture in a decade

Spanish police says there were around 18.000 people at the demonstration, but organizers claim they were 120.000 instead 

Protest deemed as a ”wall” made by “all the peoples of Spain” against intolerance and hate

CULTURE


The winners of the Catalan National Culture Awards 2019 on March 20 (by Pau Cortina)

Catalan literature, gastronomy, music, art win 2019 National Culture Award

Jaume Cabré, Carme Ruscalleda, Clara Peya, Maria Bohigas, and the Lleida Museum recognized with...
Writer and poet Rosa Fabregat at the presentation for the 2019 World Poetry Day (by Mar Vila)

Music of the soul woven with words: Catalonia to celebrate World Poetry Day

Over 200 activities in over 100 towns for the UNESCO event on March 21

LIFE & STYLE


The Plaça dels Àngels before the nightly pilgrimage of skaters

Barcelona's world-famous unofficial skate park faces controversial nighttime curfew

The sleek curves in front of the Macba art museum have been a skating landmark for a quarter of a...
Girona's Joan Roca has been named the best chef in the world two years running

Barcelona to host 2019 Best Chef Awards following Catalan culinary success

The two-day celebration of cooking will include a gala awards evening and a conference on the...
The Barcelona Beer Festival and Challenge took place this weekend

Record attendance at Barcelona Beer Festival as Catalans crowned winners

A local brewery beat rivals from more than 20 countries to the prestigious prize

SPORTS


Gerard Piqué is back in the international fold for Catalonia

Barça legends Gerard Piqué and Xavi to play for Catalonia in showpiece Venezuela friendly

The Catalan line-up will make their debut in a FIFA international window on Monday
The presentation for the friendly fixture with top officials took place on Monday

Catalonia football team to feature in FIFA window for first time against Venezuela

The Catalan men's XI are preparing for their most important fixture in a decade