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  • Puigdemont's lawyer in December (by ACN)

    Prosecutor asks Supreme judge to activate European arrest warrant if Puigdemont goes to Denmark

    ACN | Barcelona
    21 January 2018 03:06 PM

    The deposed Catalan president's lawyer stated that there is a “fairly high” risk if he makes the journey

HIGHLIGHTS


Mariano Rajoy speaking in Catalonia (by ACN)

Direct rule will continue if Puigdemont is sworn in from Brussels, states Rajoy

The Spanish president warns the new Catalan government that must act "within the law"
Catalan president Carles Puigdemont (center) with ministers Meritxell Serret, Toni Comín, Clara Ponsatí and Lluís Puig (by Laura Pous)

Parliamentary immunity does not lead to ‘impunity’, warns Spanish prosecutors Office

Referring to Puigdemont and his ministers, the judiciary body notes that it does not prevent MPs...

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


Carles Puigdemont in Brussels on January 12 (by ACN)

Puigdemont’s trip to Denmark is still being assessed, says Catalan leader’s lawyer

Cuevillas states that it is not yet certain whether Puigdemont will attend the conference in the...
The Spanish government spokesperson, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo (by ACN)

Parliament president to ‘answer in the courts’ if Puigdemont takes office warns Madrid

Spokesman calls on Torrent to “learn” from the past and says Spanish government will prevent...
Roger Torrent has been an MP for Esquerra Republicana since 2012 (by Rafa Garrido)

Parliament president to announce candidate for Catalan presidency on Monday

With the round of talks with party leaders at an end, Carles Puigdemont is the only candidate on...

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


Manel Riu (foreground) escorted by supporters in Tremp (by Marta Lluvich)

Catalan teacher denies hate speech accusations at court

Manel Riu tells court in Tremp that his tweets and Facebook posts criticizing Spain are not criminal
Spanish police officers in front of referendum voters in Girona (by Carles Palacio)

Spain police operation against Catalan referendum cost €87M

Spanish Home Affairs minister says use of force was “minimal and proportionate”

BUSINESS


Cruise ships at the bascule bridge 'Pont d'Europa' at the Port of Barcelona on May 6 2012 (by Josep Ramon Torné)

Barcelona Port welcomed more than 2.7m cruise passengers in 2017

14k meters squared of the maritime institution will also be freed up for public use
The port of Barcelona (by Norma Vidal)

Catalan exports rise foreseeing best year on record

Companies sell goods abroad for the value of €65,374 billion from January to November, 8.9%...
A flat for rent in Barcelona (by ACN)

Rent in Catalonia increases by 10.3% in 2017

Barcelona most expensive place to live, averaging at €16 per square metre

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MEP Renate Weber urges Spain to negotiate with pro-independence parties, stating that judicial means won’t necessarily solve political problems

Estate agency believes more consumers will opt for use of cryptocurrency in everyday transactions

Catalan president accuses Madrid of “institutionalized militarism” and “incapable of using political terms” when talking about Catalonia

CULTURE


Xavier Escribà and Clarie Cayla stand next to one of Escribà's pieces on display at the Can Mario museum in Palafrugell (by Lourdes Casademont)

Scultpure, painting, and creativity meet in international-facing exhibit

‘Éloge d’Amour’ at Can Mario features the contemporary work of Xavier Escribà alongside...
Nominees for the 10th Gaudí Awards in Barcelona on January 17 2018 (by Guillem Roset)

Nominees celebrate 10th Catalan Film Academy awards

Candidates for a 2018 Gaudí prize gather with the movie sector’s annual ceremony fast approaching

LIFE & STYLE


A representative of the oil cooperative Cervià de les Garrigues (by Salvador Miravet)

Garrigues olive oil fair kicks off with record number of exhibitors

Event includes workshops, talks, demonstrations and tasting sessions, all devoted to the liquid...
Actor Fernando Esteso with another participant of blood donor drive (by ACN)

Blood donating marathon aims high

Catalan Health Department expects 8,000 people to take part in one week
Attendees at the yellow solidarity dinner (by ACN)

Solidarity dinner raises 8,800 euros for “political prisoners”

The theme was yellow, the colour of support for imprisoned pro-independence leaders

SPORTS


Lionel Messi in action at the RCDE Stadium (by Miguel Ruiz, FCB)

RCD Espanyol 1-0 FC Barcelona: Derby defeat

Barça dominate in Cornellà but fail to find the net as the home side snatch a...
Suárez and Messi, scorers of three of Barça's four goals at Anoeta (Miguel Ruiz, FCB)

Real Sociedad v FC Barcelona: Thrilling comeback win (2-4)

La Liga curse at Anoeta broken as blaugranas secure first league win there since May 2007 thanks...