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  • Catalan president Quim Torra alongside other fasters on December 9 2018 (Pol Solà)

    Catalan president begins 48-hour fast

    ACN | Barcelona
    09 December 2018 01:13 PM
    In solidarity jailed officials and their hunger strike, Quim Torra joins the protest and is set to spend two nights at the Montserrat monastery

HIGHLIGHTS


Eliport cofounder Patrick Synge on December 4 2018 (by Andrea Zamorano)

Barcelona startup invents package-delivering robot

Eliport is working on both a robot and a ‘smart’ post-box to solve the so-called ‘last mile...
Cs MP Nacho Martín Blanco on December 8 2018 (by Guillem Roset)

Torra wants to create an ‘imaginary republic,’ says Ciutadans party

Opposition criticizes Catalan president’s Council for the Republic presentation in Brussels...
The KVS Flemish Theater where the presentation for the Council for the Republic was held on December 8 2018 (by Natàlia Segura)

Council for the Republic presented in Brussels

Catalan president Quim Torra, former president Carles Puigdemont, and former ministers Clara...

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POLITICS


A hybrid bus used in Barcelona's night transport network (Josep Ramon Torné)

Barcelona chosen to head European sustainable mobility project

Catalan capital selected by European Institute of Innovation and Technology as main host of new...
Some containers burnt down after an antifascist demonstration in Terrassa on December 6, 2018 (by Jordi Pujolar)

Controversy brews over Catalan police charges against anti-fascist protesters

President calls for new guidelines of conduct while interior minister says he will not hesitate...
The Catalan government spokeswoman, Elsa Artadi, leaving monastery where she joined the 24-hour fasting

President to fast for two days to support jailed leaders on hunger strike

Ministers and MPs shut themselves up in monastery and refuse to eat for 24 hours

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


A group of unaccumpanied minors at the training on November 19 2018 (by Núria Torres)

Authorities working to avoid repeat of underage migrant problem next summer

With 3,000 unaccompanied minors expected in Catalonia this year, government has plans in pipeline...
A worker from the Espigoladors foundation places a jar of applesauce into a box on December 7 2018 (by Aina Martí)

Preventing 262k tons of food waste in Catalonia: is it possible?

Collecting harvest surplus, selling restaurant leftovers, or online supermarkets for...

BUSINESS


Poinsettias at the Flower and Ornamental Plant Market of Catalonia wholesaler on December 7 2018 (by Jordi Pujolar)

800k festive poinsettias for Christmas – all locally grown

The traditionally red holiday plant often loses some color when imported from Almería in Spain...
General view outside the FC Barcelona stadium with the logo of Rakuten (by Reuters)

Online giant Rakuten looks into opening HQ in Catalan capital

FC Barcelona's shirt sponsor set to deepen its links with the city by setting up a European base
Some people playing with snow in Espot, in the Catalan Pyrenees (by Marta Lluvich)

Out and about in Catalonia over the bank holiday weekend

With four days off from December 6 to 9, mountain, country and coastal areas are looking forward...

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Antonio Marinho Pinto visits former speaker Carme Forcadell in prison

Dani Mateo accused of hate crime and insulting Spanish symbols

President of doctors association warns of potential health 'risk' of protest from first day

CULTURE


Part of the design for 'Fa 6 anys. Tria un llibre' campaign 2018 (image courtesy of the Catalan government)

Campaign gifting books to children sees rise of thousands

The initiative ‘You’re 6 years old, pick a book’ increased to over 35k young participants
Stone walls in Catalonia photographed in 2014 (by ACN)

A week devoted to recognizing cultural heritage

Various events celebrate importance of dry-stone walls, Mediterranean rock art, and ancient olive...

LIFE & STYLE


Some people visiting the Christmas tree fair in Espinelves on December 2, 2018 (by Laura Busquets)

Tiny town expecting 70,000 visitors at emblematic Christmas tree fair

For another year, Espinelves prepares to welcome people from all over in search of ideal...
'Tions' at a Christmas market in Espinelves (by Estefania Escolà)

December: what to do in Catalonia

Christmas markets, film festivals, concerts, and a whole month of culture—just in time for the...
Christmas lights in Barcelona are turned on, on November 22 2018 (photo courtesy of the Barcelona City Council)

Catalonia’s holiday lights switch on amidst music, food, and shopping

The yearly event also coincides with Barcelona’s shopping night, and includes a musical tour...

SPORTS


Former Barcelona FC president, Josep Lluís Nuñez (by ACN)

Former Barça president Josep Lluís Nuñez passes away

He was the longest serving president in club history, during 22 years
Messi scored twice on his return from injury (by Miguel Ruiz/FCB)

FC Barcelona 3-4 Betis: First home defeat

Andalusians spoil Leo Messi’s return to action with a shock victory in dramatic encounter...