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  • Leader of the People's Party, Pablo Casado, left, sits with the Socialist president of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, right (Photo: Tània Tàpia)

    The Catalan conundrum: what the parties have planned for upcoming election

    ACN | Barcelona
    20 April 2019 02:04 PM

    With the April 28 general election campaign underway, political candidacies offer a range of proposals for solving the Catalan conflict.


Jordi Turull, head of the Junts per Catalunya ticket for Lleida, in his first live election rally from prison via video link

Turull calls to legitimize 2017 referendum in the first live election rally from prison

The head of the JxCat list for Lleida sees the Spanish elections as a "great opportunity" that...
Supercomputer MareNostrum 4 at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Barcelona will compete with candidates from Finland and Italy to host one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe

Sixteen countries support one of the three proposals, five of which have committed to Barcelona
Arnaldo Otegi, left, leader of the EH Bildu party, with Marta Rovira, right, general secretary of Esquerra Republicana

ERC and Basque party EH Bildu combine “efforts” for a common stance after election

"We are contemplating all those possibilities that make us much stronger" - Esquerra official


JxCat number 2 in the Spanish general election, Laura Borràs, with a picture of Jordi Sànchez, the party's number 1 (by Bernat Vilaró)

JxCat candidate in the Spanish election to give press conference from prison

Jordi Sànchez will respond to journalists’ questions via videolink on Sunday
Canadian international observer of the Catalan trial, Daniel Trup

International observers from Quebec raise concerns over Catalan trial

Members of Canada's Research Institute on Self-Determination of Peoples say Supreme Court might...
Defendants in the Catalan trial and their lawyers

Follow live the Catalan trial

Spanish police officers testify on day 33 of proceedings regarding 2017 referendum

Catalan News TV


Pablo Casado at an electoral rally in Pamplona

PP and Cs turn up criticism of Spanish president Pedro Sánchez

The Socialist leader will now attend televised electoral debates, and reminds opposition that...
Fact checking website '' with images of the main candidates in the Spanish election

Fact-checking initiatives take on ‘fake news’ in the Spanish election

Expert hopes to dissuade politicians from stating lies but say its impact will be limited on...
Oriol Junqueras, pictured in 2017, in a cabinet meeting

Esquerra leader Junqueras holds press conference from prison for first time

Catalan News Agency hosts event via videolink, with 70 media professionals registered to attend


Fire fighters at the scene in l'Hospitalet de Llobregat (Photo: Laura Fíguls)

Fire in l’Hospitalet apartment building kills three

A woman, a three-year-old child, and a baby are the victims
Roses ready for the Sant Jordi celebration in the Mercabarna wholesale complex (by Àlex Recolons)

7 million roses expected to be sold on Sant Jordi's Day

Flower vendors gear up for April 23, when Catalonia celebrates its patron saint in its own...


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...
Taxis waiting outside Barcelona-El Prat airport (Photo: Àlex Recolons)

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat airport sees 4 million visitors in March

First three months of 2019 show 5.9% increase in visits compared with previous year


Official was in a Brussels hotel considered key in investigation into tracking devices placed in the Catalan leader cars

Mary Lou McDonald says Spanish government should accept the "movement for freedom" and dialogue not only about "the status quo"

The antifascist fighter who lived through the Nazi concentration camp was given the highest awards from Barcelona and the Catalan government


The concert of Judit Neddermann to close the Barnasants festival, April 2019

Judit Neddermann joins Alejandro Sanz in his new single 'Este segundo'

"He was very brave to include Catalan language", she says in an interview with the Catalan News...
Els Amics de les Arts are set for a new five-city tour

Amics de les Arts kick off European tour

Starting in Paris on Thursday, popular folk-pop band to play five destinations before end of June


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,...
A bunch of Mercabarna 'calçots' prepared for sale (Photo: Àlex Recolons)

Fantastic calçots season comes to an end with more than 15 million sold

The Catalan onion tradition grew in popularity both at home and abroad
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...


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
Two early goals from Lionel Messi killed the game

Messi and Coutinho on target as Barça blow away Man United

The Catalans have qualified for their eighth Champions League semi-final in the last 12 seasons