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  • The Barcelona mayor, Ada Colau, and the King of Spain (by Àlex Recolons)

    Barcelona mayor won't attend King of Spain’s official reception

    ACN | Barcelona
    24 February 2018 01:59 PM

    The Catalan parliament speaker will not be present at the event either, arguing that the king has not “addresed a single word” to victims of police violence on October 1

HIGHLIGHTS


Catalan Parliament president, Roger Torrent (by Rafa Garrido)

“I will never stop denouncing the situation of jailed and exiled MPs,” says Parliament speaker

Torrent responds to the Barcelona Bar Association members who walked out when he criticized the...
Catalan parliament speaker Roger Torrent with the dean of ICAB, Maria Eugènia Gay on February 23 2018 (by Maria Belmez)

Judiciary members boycott Catalan Parliament president

Some Barcelona Bar Association members walked out when Roger Torrent denounced the existence of...
Football coach Pep Guardiola wearing a yellow ribbon (by Reuters/Andrew Boyers)

Pep Guardiola charged by FA for wearing yellow ribbon

English football association says symbol supporting imprisoned Catalan officials breaches...

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


A pro-independence rally in Lleida on November 5, 2017 (by Laura Cortés)

Catalan poll: support for independence sinks

Only 41% of respondents want Catalonia to be an independent state, while those wanting to remain...
MPs during the opening session of the Catalan Parliament (by Elisenda Rosanas)

Talks to form new government in Catalonia stalled

Pro-independence parties don’t agree on what role should Puigdemont play in the new cabinet...
Director of Amnesty International in Europe, Gauri Van Gulik (Courtesy of Amnesty International)

Imprisonment of Catalan leaders ‘sends a very scary message,’ says Amnesty director

Q&A with Gauri van Gulik, Amnesty International Europe’s director

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


Former Catalan police chief Josep Lluís Trapero (left) (by Javier Barbancho)

Former Catalan police chief leaves court without bail

Josep Lluís Trapero faces criminal charges of sedition for his role in the independence...
Demonstrators gather in front of Spain’s Supreme Court in Catalonia (by CDR Parets)

14 arrested for protesting “state repression” outside Spanish court

Demonstrators block entrance to Spain’s Supreme Court in Catalonia demanding release of...

BUSINESS


Tourists arriving with a cruise ship at Palamós, in the Costa Brava (by ACN)

Costa Brava expecting record number of cruise ship passengers

Some 57,000 tourists are expected to stop off at the ports of Palamós and Roses this holiday season
A seafood platter from Mercabarna for Christmas on December 13 2017 (by Àlex Recolons)

Luxury food ready for Mobile World Congress

Data released foresees a growth in demand of between 10% and 35% for premium fish, meat, and raw...
Girona airport (by ACN)

High speed train connection ‘guarantees’ future of Girona airport

Link to Barcelona will be “positive” for both facilities, says director

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Some of the lyrics used in the case against the musician called the Spanish Bourbon monarchy “thieves”

“Police offers insulted him and asked for his papers,” denounces Catalan mayor

Ranking by Financial Times group puts country ahead of 450 regions and cities analysed

CULTURE


The projection of the concert-projection of ‘Animation for Vivaldi’s Four Seasons,’ performed by the Symphonic Julià Carbonell Orchestra (OJC) at the Animac inauguration on February 22 2018 (by Laura Cortés)

Animation festival vindicates artistic freedom of expression

Animac, the International Animation festival in Lleida, kicked off this week to run until...
Mallorcan rapper Valtonyc speaks at the podium alongside politicians, grassroots leaders, and musicians on March 22 2017 (by Rafa Garrido)

Music venues show joint support for convicted rapper

Concert halls and festivals protest in favor of free speech by signing up MC sentenced for lyrics...

LIFE & STYLE


Skiers making the most of the snow in Masella (by ACN)

Quality snow for positive ski season in Catalonia

9000 ski passes sold in Masella on Sunday morning
The Roca brothers celebrating with their staff that El Celler de Can Roca was named the world's best restaurant (by ACN)

The Roca brothers prepare menu for Elton John's Oscars night dinner

More than 1,000 guests will taste chef's Joan Roca vanguard dishes, which keep a family tradition...
Illustrator Juan López Fernández (known as Jan) at the 36th Barcelona Comic Fair presentation on February 6 2018 (by Júlia Pérez)

Superlópez and ‘King’ Kirby the stars of 2018 Barcelona comic fair

Annual congress devoted to the popular art form to celebrate 36th edition from April 12 to 15

SPORTS


Quim Salarich competing in the Slalom (by Reuters)

Catalan skier makes Winter Olympics debut

Quim Salarich did not qualify for final of slalom run
Heurtel was one of the heroes of the evening for Barça Lassa (by Victor Salgado, FCB)

Herbalife Gran Canaria - Barça Lassa: In the cup final! (74-87)

The blaugranes put in a huge effort on a collective level with Heurtel in superlative form to...