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  • Demonstration against the far-right in Barcelona (by ACN)

    200 organizations march against far-right in Barcelona

    ACN | Barcelona
    23 March 2019 05:25 PM

    Rally on Saturday protests against Vox a week before party holds its own demonstration in Catalan capital

HIGHLIGHTS


Hundreds of muslims pray for the victims of the New Zealand terror attacks in a Barcelona park on March 22 2019 (by Miquel Codolar)

Hundreds gather in Barcelona to pray for victims of New Zealand attacks

Organizers say shootings last week in Christchurch were product of far-right "hate against...
'The Four Seasons' by the Mariïnski Theater Ballet to open the 33rd Peradala Festival (photo courtesy of the Mariïnski Theater)

Dance, opera, photo, in memory of Caballé at this year’s Peralada Festival

Names on the lineup include Sondra Radvanovsky, the Mariïnski Ballet, Joseph Calleja, Jessie J,...
Banner hanging from the Catalan government headquarters, reading: “Freedom of opinion and expression. Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” (by Bernat Vilaró)

Attorney general orders lawsuit against Catalan president for defying electoral authority

Torra orders ribbon symbols in support of pro-independence leaders replaced with banner defending...

CATALAN TRIAL


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
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

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


ERC secretary general Marta Rovira, currently in Switzerland, on a screen at a party act on March 22 2019 (by Sílvia Jardí)

‘Our political project is still relevant’: ERC commemorates one year since exile and incarceration

“We can defend [our political project] without committing any crimes,” says exiled party...
New culture minister Mariàngela Vilallonga (second from left) on June 8 2017 (by Jordi Pareto and IEC)

Mariàngela Vilallonga to replace Laura Borràs as minister for culture

Outgoing Borràs leaves the post to contend the Spanish general election in April
Catalan government workers remove banner from building façade (by ACN)

President removes all symbols from government headquarters

Spain's attorney general orders a lawsuit be filed against Torra for "failing to comply" with...

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


Barcelona's Hospital del Mar is one of the first in the world to treat irregular heartbeat using radiotherapy

Barcelona hospital first to use radiotherapy to treat irregular heartbeat

Hospital del Mar introduces pioneering treatment for arrhythmia, while IDIBELL researchers unveil...
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...

BUSINESS


A machine at the Nissan Barcelona plant on March 22 2019 (by Àlex Recolons)

Nissan looking into reducing staff in Barcelona plant

Union sources say up to 500 jobs could go through early retirements, with firm due to make a...
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...

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