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  • 22-Jun-18 TV News: ‘Catalan president attends Mediterranean Games inauguration despite king's presence’

    ACN | Barcelona
    22 June 2018 08:29 PM
    22-Jun-18 TV News: ‘Catalan president attends Mediterranean Games inauguration despite king's presence’
    The Mediterranean Games kick off today, with thousands of athletes taking part in Tarragona. The event has also become an unlikely stage for a political confrontation between the Catalan president and the king of Spain. The presence of the Spanish monarch in Catalonia has, yet again, caused...


Catalan president Quim Torra and Spanish king Felipe VI (by Catalan government)

Catalan president and Spanish king meet in Tarragona

Quim Torra gives monarch two reports and a book about police violence during the referendum
The Sant Joan bonfire built with falles on June 23 2016 (by Marta Lluvich)

The Night of Fire: Catalonia’s Sant Joan approaches

Held on June 23 and 24, one of the biggest celebrations in the country heralds the changing of...
The archers fired the starting shot for the activities of the Mediterranean Games (by ACN)

Mediterranean Ring sees first activity in run-up to opening of Tarragona Games

Archers and swimmers begin using sporting facilities on Friday morning as workers add finishing...

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Catalan president Quim Torra (by ACN)

Torra to attend Mediterranean Games despite Spain's king presence

Catalan president: "I will be there, these Games are in Tarragona, in Catalonia"
Spanish king Felipe VI (left) and Catalan president Quim Torra (Images by ACN and Casa Real)

President insists Spain's king 'should apologize' to Catalan people

Some parties see the monarch decision not to hold talks with Torra as a "mistake" while Cs...
Berga mayor Montse Venturós (by ACN)

Mayor banned from office for hanging independence flag during election

Montse Venturós was requested twice to remove flag from Berga city council


Banner reading 'It is not abuse, it is rape' during the main 2018 Workers' Day demonstration in Barcelona (by Andrea Zamorano)

Navarra court to release ‘La Manada’ members on bail

Five men accused of gang-raping an 18-year-old and convicted of sexual abuse to go free on 6,000...
Correfocs in a square in the Barceloneta neighborhood on June 24 2017 (by Pere Francesch)

Extra police and firefighters for Sant Joan festival

Catalan interior department to deploy 3,197 officers and 172 extra firefighters for annual...


Tourist photographing one of the beaches in Barcelona (by ACN)

Catalonia’s tourism sector looks forward to a bumper summer

From north to south and from east to west, visitor numbers are expected to match last year's...
Containers in Port de Barcelona (by ACN)

Exports hit €24.1bn –a new record

Figures for Catalan sales abroad during first quarter up 4.5% compared to last year
Image of Amazon's logistics centre (by ACN)

Foreign investment forecast ‘very positive’ despite first quarter drop

Business minister says this year’s 62% fall in funds from abroad will be offset over next six months


Gyde Jensen urges Merkel to have a leading role in bringing both sides to the negotiation table

Officers enter Catalan Economy department, Statistical Institute, Telecommunications and IT center and Mediapro firm

Jordi Cuixart, in prison for 8 months, to continue leading Òmnium Cultural


Isidre Fainé, the president of La Caixa Foundation (right), and Sir Richard Lambert, chairman of the British Museum (by Aina Martí)

La Caixa foundation and British Museum sign new joint agreement

Two institutions will continue to work together putting on new exhibitions in CaixaForum centres...
The mural art at the Pedralbes Monastery on June 21 2018 (by Aina Martí)

Ancient murals now open to public

The Gothic artwork in Barcelona monastery is “crucial” for transition into Renaissance and...


The Roca brothers in their restaurant in Girona on Tuesday morning (by ACN)

El Celler de Can Roca in Girona is the second best restaurant in the world –again!

Roca brothers back at No.2 of the World's 50 Best Restaurant ranking, while Disfrutar in...
Two 'coques de Sant Joan' on June 19 2018 (by Laura Busquets)

Catalans will eat 1.7m Sant Joan sweets

Sales for the ‘coca de Sant Joan’ cake might even see a 2% increase since the holiday falls...
Fashion designer Mireia Vidal (by Andrea Esteva)

'Street clothes do not motivate me,' says bridal designer

Mireia Vidal, Catalan dressmaker to Spanish Queen, tells of her meteoric rise


Olympian athlete Jesús García Bragado in the training facilities in PortAventura on June 19 2018 (by Roger Segura)

Tarragona welcomes first athletes on eve of Mediterranean Games

Participants begin arriving in Mediterranean Village on Wednesday, with major sporting event to...
Enric Gisbert, spokesman for Vallés Oriental Hotel Association (by ACN)

Local hoteliers expect full house for Moto GP

Event at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalonia brings "good figures" for Vallés Oriental region,...