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A rehearsal for the 'Catalan Way' in the city of Vic (by M. Belmez)

23 August 2013 09:32 PM

Pro-independence supporters prepare a 400 km-long human chain on Catalonia’s National Day

This coming 11th of September – which is Catalonia’s National Day – pro-independence supporters have organised a gigantic human chain called the ‘Catalan Way Towards Independence’ that will cross...

A beach in Salou (by ACN)

22 August 2013 09:11 PM

Catalonia received 2.1 million foreign tourists in July, once again being the most popular destination in Spain

Since January, 8.7 million foreign visitors have come to Catalonia, a rise of 5.1% on the same period of 2012. Catalonia has become the main tourist destination in the whole of Spain during July, with 2.1 million foreign visitors, according to...

Jaime Garcia Legaz presenting the report (by X. Vallbona)

22 August 2013 07:32 PM

Catalonia leads Spain’s exports, representing 25% of the total exportation during the first half of 2013

The Spanish Deputy Minister for Trade, Jaime García Legaz, acknowledged on Thursday that Catalonia is the “main exporting community” within Spain. Between January and July, Catalonia’s exports had a value of €29.23...

From right to left: Xavi, Messi, Cesc, Piqué and Busquets before taking the plane towards Barcelona (by FC Barcelona)

22 August 2013 05:53 PM

Leo Messi, doubtful for Malaga due to a bruised thigh

Tests have revealed that the FC Barcelona’s Argentinian player has bruised the femoral biceps tendon in his left thigh at the Spanish Super Cup’s first leg. Leo Messi was substituted at half-time in Wednesday evening’s match...

Neymar scored his first official goal as Barça player (by FC Barcelona)

22 August 2013 02:16 PM

Atlético Madrid vs FC Barcelona: Neymar scores and the Camp Nou will decide (1-1)

Tata Martino's men come away with a one-all draw from the Vicente Calderón stadium in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. Just as Martino predicted in the pre-match press conference, the tie between FC Barcelona and Atlético...

Scuba diving with Atlantic bluefin tuna near the Catalan town of L'Ametlla de Mar, on the Costa Daurada (by Grup Balfegó)

21 August 2013 09:15 PM

Scuba diving surrounded by Atlantic bluefin tuna is offered at the Costa Daurada in a new ecotourism activity

The Balfegó Group, which captures wild tuna to breed them and sell them to Japan, has launched a new ecotourism project: scuba diving surrounded by the Atlantic bluefin tuna, the world’s largest tuna species and a food delicacy....

One of the Porta Ferrada Festival's concerts, with Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa (by X. Pi)

21 August 2013 09:10 PM

The Costa Brava’s music and theatre Festival of Porta Ferrada ends being an almost sold-out event

The 51st edition of the International Festival of Porta Ferrada, located in the Costa Brava town of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, closed its doors with an average attendance of 91%. The event contained 21 music, theatre and dance...

Atlético Madrid and FC Barcelona players (by FC Barcelona)

21 August 2013 02:10 PM

Atlético Madrid vs FC Barcelona: Clash of champions

The champions of the Liga – FC Barcelona – and the Spanish Cup – Atlético Madrid – come into the Super Cup first leg after defeating Levante (7-0) and Sevilla (1-3), respectively. The match in Madrid is chock full...

CatalunyaCaixa's headquarters, which are based in the Barcelona's city centre (by O. Campuzano)

20 August 2013 09:35 PM

CatalunyaBanc plans a mass layoff of 34% of its staff, affecting some 2,500 workers

The Catalan bank was nationalised in 2012 and is going through an important restructuring process before being privatised again. Currently, the financial entity is owned by the FROB (Fund for Orderly Bank Restructuring), which is run by the...

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