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  • 20-Jun-18 TV News: ‘Catalan and Spanish presidents to meet July 9’

    ACN | Barcelona
    20 June 2018 08:17 PM
    20-Jun-18 TV News: ‘Catalan and Spanish presidents to meet July 9’
    One big step towards regaining dialogue between Catalonia and Spain: the first meeting between Quim Torra and Pedro Sánchez already has a date: July 9. The day was announced as the Spanish government dismissed calls from Catalonia for the Spanish King to also make gestures towards...

HIGHLIGHTS


Pedro Sánchez and Quim Torra (by ACN)

Crucial meeting between Catalan and Spanish leaders set for July 9

Torra and Sánchez encounter will be first step towards dialogue since Catalonia's referendum on...
Spain's king Felipe VI (left) and president Pedro Sánchez (by Casa Real)

Spanish government rules out meeting between king and Catalan president

Quim Torra sends letter to Spanish king calling for dialogue
Catalan politicians launch lawsuit against Spanish judge Pablo Llarena (by ACN)

Spain rejects Belgium’s summons of judge Llarena

Puigdemont and Catalan leaders abroad have filed a lawsuit against the Spanish judge

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


Family members of politicians in jail or abroad during an act at Collbató on April 28 2018 (by Mar Martí)

Relatives of Catalan leaders in jail or exile denounce ‘false’ facts at UN

"Not even" right to effective legal protection respected, argue Catalan Association of Civil...
Catalan president Quim Torra (by ACN)

Catalan president asks Spain’s king for dialogue to heal wounds

Joint letter signed by Quim Torra and his predecessors calls for meeting with Felipe VI
Spanish government delegate in Catalonia Teresa Cunillera (by ACN)

Spain urges Torra to join king at opening ceremony in Tarragona

Catalan president has demanded Felipe VI retract October 3 speech

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


Deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont (by ACN)

Germany asks Spain for report denying misuse of funds during referendum

The German court hearing Puigdemont's extradition case is not expected to make a decision before...
Migrants rescued by the Aquarius arrive in the port of Valencia (by MSF/Kenny Karpov)

Asylum seekers in Catalonia could triple this year, says human rights group

Commission for Refugees hopes Catalan people will show they are “a welcoming society”

BUSINESS


Image of Amazon's logistics centre (by ACN)

Foreign investment forecast ‘very positive’ despite first quarter drop

Business minister says this year’s 62% fall in funds from abroad will be offset over next six months
Trains made by Alstom at the Santa Perpètua de Mogoda plant on April 30 2018 (by Alstom)

Alstom Catalonia plant to build 38 trams for Frankfurt

The first two trams are expected to start running in 2020 and will operate on the current network...
Catalan president Quim Torra (far left) meeting with president of Pimec, president of Fepime, and vice president of the Catalan amployer's association on June 18 2018 (by Rafa Garrido)

Trade associations ask for 'stability' to boost growth

Business groups meet Catalan president on the same day as union leaders

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Gyde Jensen urges Merkel to have a leading role in bringing both sides to the negotiation table

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

Jordi Cuixart, in prison for 8 months, to continue leading Òmnium Cultural

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


The Roca brothers in their restaurant in Girona on Tuesday morning (by ACN)

El Celler de Can Roca in Girona is the second best restaurant in the world –again!

Roca brothers back at No.2 of the World's 50 Best Restaurant ranking, while Disfrutar in...
Two 'coques de Sant Joan' on June 19 2018 (by Laura Busquets)

Catalans will eat 1.7m Sant Joan sweets

Sales for the ‘coca de Sant Joan’ cake might even see a 2% increase since the holiday falls...
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

SPORTS


Olympian athlete Jesús García Bragado in the training facilities in PortAventura on June 19 2018 (by Roger Segura)

Tarragona welcomes first athletes on eve of Mediterranean Games

Participants begin arriving in Mediterranean Village on Wednesday, with major sporting event to...
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,...