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  • The minister of presidency and government spokesperson Elsa Artadi in a press conference on June 18 2018 (by Jordi Bataller)

    'Nonsense to ignore millions of Catalans that want independence', says spokeswoman

    ACN | Barcelona
    18 June 2018 02:58 PM
    Elsa Artadi insists current political situation should be addressed in upcoming meeting between Catalan and Spanish presidents

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The minister of business Àngels Chacón on June 18 2018 (by Andrea Zamorano)

Foreign investment attracted in Catalonia already at 70% of last year’s total

175 million euros have already been acquired by the Catalan government investment office for the...
Catalan president Quim Torra (left) with the secretary general of UGT Camil Ros (middle) and of CCOO Javier Pacheco (right) on June 18 2018 (by Rafa Garrido)

Big unions urge President to open 'permanent dialogue' with Spain

CCOO and UGT say "negotiation is essential" in politics and welcome formation of new Catalan...
Catalan parliament speaker Roger Torrent in the general assembly of grassroots organization Òmnium Cultural on June 16 2018 (by Bernat Villaró)

Speaker puts forth commission to protect civil and political rights

The first commission proposed by a head of Catalan chamber would tackle Spain’s...

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


 Gyde Jensen, chairwoman of the Bundestag’s Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid (by FDP)

Germany ‘should’ promote mediation in Catalonia, says Bundestag Human Rights committee chair

Gyde Jensen urges Merkel to have a leading role in bringing both sides to the negotiation table
Jordi Cuixart in a pro-independence rally last September (by ACN)

Jailed activist re-elected as president of major pro-independence group

Jordi Cuixart, in prison for 8 months, to continue leading Òmnium Cultural
Ciutadans spokesperson Fernando de Páramo (by Sara Casas)

Unionists reject lawsuit against Spanish judges

Parliament president’s decision to take legal action gets muted welcome from other...

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


Iñaki Urdangarin leaves the court in Palma on June 13 (photo courtesy of Reuters)

Spanish king's brother-in-law enters jail

Iñaki Urdangarin will serve a 5 years and 10 months sentence for a fraud case.
Aquarius is approaching the port of Valencia in Spain and is ready to disembark 106 rescued persons (By: Kenny Karpov/SOS MEDITERRANEE)

Stranded migrants disembark in Valencia

Three ships carrying 630 people saved by the Aquarius arrive in Spain

BUSINESS


The entrance to the Mobile World Congress on February 25 2018 (by Andrea Zamorano)

Barcelona to invest €20m in Mobile World Congress

The local council shows its commitment to the biggest fair in the city with a grant of 5 million...
Money, money, money (by ACN)

Catalan public debt the lowest since 2014

At 34.4% of GDP, Catalonia’s debt fell €262m in first quarter of this year
Puig president, Marc Puig (by Gemma Sánchez)

Puig buys majority stake in Belgian fashion label

Catalan fragrance firm acquires Dries van Noten brand as part of growth strategy

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Magistrate in charge of independence case faces hearing on September 4, after litigation presented by Puigdemont and officials in Brussels

Naohito Watanabe calls for political and economic stability

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

CULTURE


Thom Yorke during the 2018 Sónar concert (by Sónar)

Sónar Festival attracts record 126,000 visitors

The electronic music event offered 150 concerts in 10 different venues with attendees coming from...
Producer and DJ Laurent Garnier plays at Sónar on June 14 2018 (by Pere Francesch)

Orchestral minimalism, house music, and reimagined flamenco at Sónar day 1

The music festival began this week after much expectation, to run until June 16

LIFE & STYLE


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
The power station beneath which Horrorland will be set up (by ACN)

Scream park sells more than half of tickets four months before opening

Horrorland will operate for 15 days in October and November, but promoters consider making it...

SPORTS


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,...
Running track for the Tarragona Mediterranean Games 2018 (by ACN)

Workers put finishing touches with days until Mediterranean Games begin

Tarragona makes final preparations with international sporting event due to begin on June 22