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  • Image of Barcelona's Terminal 1 airport departures hall on October 15, 2019 (by Laura Fíguls)

    45 more flights at Barcelona airport cancelled in wake of Monday protests

    Oliver Little | Barcelona
    15 October 2019 10:25 AM

    Minor disruptions in Catalonia’s road and train network due to early Tuesday rallies against Catalan Trial verdict

     

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Members of the parliament bureau on May 5, 2017 (by Rafa Garrido)

Trial of 2017 parliament bureau members set to start in late November

Five former officials and one former MP to face disobedience charges for their role in...
Thousands of pro-independence protesters gather at the airport of Barcelona (by Miquel Codolar)

Turmoil at Barcelona airport as Catalans protest leaders’ prison sentences

Flights canceled and roads cut as thousands of pro-independence activists try to block major...
The 12 Catalan leaders accused in the independence trial sit at the dock in Spain's Supreme Court (by EFE)

9 pro-independence leaders convicted to 9 to 13 years in jail for sedition

2017 referendum top officials also found guilty of misuse of funds; three other politicians won't...

CATALAN TRIAL


Andreu Van den Eynde was the laywer for Oriol Junqueras in the Catalan trial (by Natàlia Segura)

'This has been a political trial' - defense lawyers condemn verdict

Lawyers have condemned a verdict, of which the severity "could not have been foreseen"
Unionists have called for the verdict to be accepted and respected (by Sílvia Jardí)

'Impunity does not exist': unionists call for verdict to be respected

Response believes consequences for “explicit attempt to break constitutional order” to be...
Spanish president Pedro Sánchez at a press conference to address the Supreme Court verdict (by Roger Pi de Cabanyes)

Spain's acting president: 'Complying with the verdict implies following the ruling completely'

Pedro Sánchez calls for a "new era" and says that "coexistence needs to be restored in Catalonia"

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


Roger Torrent was backed by ex-speakers of Parliament in his views (by Jordi Bataller)

Parliament speakers past and present condemn leaders' convictions

Four Catalan chamber heads, spanning 1999 till today, describe jailing of Carme Forcadell as...
Former Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, in Brussels on October 8, 2019 (by Nazaret Romero)

Convictions condemn 'more than two million people,' says Puigdemont

From Belgium, former president describes prison sentences for pro-independence colleagues...
Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont (right) and former ministers Toni Comín and Clara Ponsatí (by Nazaret Romero)

Spain issues new extradition order for Puigdemont after verdict

Supreme Court releases European Arrest Warrant for Catalan ex-president as pro-independence...

SOCIETY


Catalan National Assembly president Elisenda Paluzie (by Andrea Zamorano)

Catalan National Assembly calls for protests against Supreme Court verdict in 30 cities worldwide

The United Kingdom, Germany, France, Mexico, and the United States are some of the countries in...
A Pícnic per la República pro-independence protester is carried out of Sants train station by police officers (by Jordi Bataller)

300 pro-independence protesters concentrate at Barcelona's Sants train station

Spanish and Catalan police officers force protest out of lobby and only ticketed passengers are...

BUSINESS


Freight containers at the Barcelona port (by Lluis Sibils)

As Brexit approaches, Catalan exports to UK reached €3.9bn

Sales from Catalonia to Britain 9% higher so far in 2019 compared with same period last year
Man takes a taxi after attending the Mobile World Congress (by Mar Vila)

Freeing up Barcelona’s taxi sector could have €90m impact, says Free Now study

Report by Europe's largest e-hailing company suggests more flexibility would also have positive...
Catalan cheese on display at a food fair (by Laura Alcalde)

New US tariff could have €26m impact on Catalan food and drink exports

Government to meet next week to study 25% levy on American sales of products such as cheese,...

MOST POPULAR


Flights canceled and roads cut as thousands of pro-independence activists try to block major infrastructure in Catalonia

2017 referendum top officials also found guilty of misuse of funds; three other politicians won't be imprisoned

The protests have already caused delays and cancellations at El-Prat

CULTURE


MEDIMED 2019's opening act in Sitges (by Alicia Egorov)

MEDIMED: Fostering Mediterranean exchange through documentary film in Sitges

Already in its 20th edition, MEDIMED boasts a catalogue of over 500 films searching for greater...
Actor Sam Neill at the Sitges Fantasy & Horror Film Festival (by Pere Francesch)

'I’ve never considered myself a movie star': Sam Neill

The Jurassic Park actor will be given the Grand Honorary Award on Saturday at the Sitges Film...

LIFE & STYLE


Polyglot Steve Kaufmann during an interview with the Catalan News Agency (by Alicia Egorov)

20 languages? Not enough! The polyglot adding Catalan to his résumé

“I go running, I’m listening to the history of Catalonia in Catalan. Life couldn’t be better”
The Barcelona Marathon takes place on March 11 (by Cristina Buisan)

Get your skates on - it’s running season in Catalonia

Here is a rundown (pun intended) of races in Catalonia over the coming months
Winners of the Best Chef Awards came on stage after the ceremony (by Alan Ruiz Terol)

Best Chef Awards: Catalans win big

El Celler de Can Roca and Disfrutar restaurants win three prizes, with their cooks among the five...

SPORTS


Leo Messi puts his hand to his head during a Champions League match against Inter Milan (by Albert Gea/Reuters)

Leo Messi reveals he considered leaving Barcelona after tax problems

The footballer says he felt “mistreated” by the Spanish authorities, leading to the “worst...
Víctor Valdés poses with a FC Barcelona crest during his time as manager of the youth team (by FC Barcelona)

Why Víctor Valdés was fired as Barça youth coach after just three months

Heated disputes and public complaints have led to dismissal in latest chapter of tension between...