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  • Catalan Parliament president pledges to restore Catalan institutions

    ‘I will work to restore our institutions,’ says new Parliament president

    ACN | Barcelona
    17 January 2018 02:04 PM

    Roger Torrent pledges to ‘contribute to dialogue’ in Catalan politics

HIGHLIGHTS


The Catalonia stand at Fitur 2018 (by ACN)

“Clear recovery” in tourism industry, says official

International Tourism Trade Fair kicks off with Catalonia hopeful for future
The new members of the Catalan Parliament’s bureau (by ACN)

Pro-independence parties keep majority in Parliament’s bureau

Find out who's who in the parliamentary body, formed by four pro-independence and three...
Roger Torrent has been an MP for Esquerra Republicana since 2012 (by Rafa Garrido)

Roger Torrent: the youngest Parliament president

Unlike his predecessor, Torrent has been an insider of Esquerra Republicana since he entered the...

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POLITICS


Leo Varadkar, the Irish PM, speaking at the European Parliament on January 17 (by Reuters)

Irish Prime Minister calls on Madrid to open dialogue with next Catalan government

Leo Varadkar believes it is “only solution” to ongoing political crisis
Roger Torrent is ERC's candidate to become President of the Catalan Parliament (by ACN)

Roger Torrent, new Catalan Parliament president

Pro-independence parties will keep the majority in the chamber's ruling body, the bureau
The Catalan Parliament, with some Catalan police officers and Carme Forcadell, the Catalan Parliament president being replaced on Wednesday

Catalan Parliament opening session underway

Jailed MPs ask to vote by proxy, while pro-independence representatives in Brussels will not take...

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


Demonstration participants in Barcelona demand the freedom of Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sànchez on January 16 2018 (by Laura Fíguls)

Protests demand freedom for jailed leaders at 3 month mark

Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart were sent to prison on October 16, and various towns throughout...
Two elderly women work on a puzzle in a public rest home on January 16 2018 (by Elisenda Rosanas)

Public retirement homes and primary care to share medical history

Easy access to an individual’s details will streamline the process and make it easier to...

BUSINESS


President of ICSA, Ernesto Poveda, alongside Jordi Costa, professor at EADA (by ACN)

Salaries unchanged despite three years of economic growth

Employees in Catalonia fourth best paid compared to rest of Spain with average gross salary of...
One euro coins (by ACN)

Catalan economy to grow more than expected in first quarter of 2018

Fiscal body raises growth forecast for Catalonia’s GDP to 0.83%, with growth of Spanish...

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“We hope this does not mean more violence against peaceful people,” Catalan Parliament president answers 

Magistrates argue unanimously that there’s a “high risk” of criminal reiteration

MEP Renate Weber urges Spain to negotiate with pro-independence parties, stating that judicial means won’t necessarily solve political problems

CULTURE


Ukranian singer Irina Lévian performing at the International Francesc Viñas Singing Competition on January 22 2016 (by Pau Cortina)

International singing competition draws over 500 vocalists worldwide

Held at the prestigious Liceu Theater in Barcelona, the contest ends on January 21 with a total...
The inaugurating performance 'urGENTestimar' on Thursday (by ACN)

FiraTàrrega gets its own space in Santiago OFF Festival

Catalonia’s street art festival to offer four acts in Santiago de Chile between January 19 and 24

LIFE & STYLE


Actor Fernando Esteso with another participant of blood donor drive (by ACN)

Blood donating marathon aims high

Catalan Health Department expects 8,000 people to take part in one week
Attendees at the yellow solidarity dinner (by ACN)

Solidarity dinner raises 8,800 euros for “political prisoners”

The theme was yellow, the colour of support for imprisoned pro-independence leaders
A Belat vineyard in the Penedès wine region (by S. Sabaté)

Catalan wineries turnover 1.6 billion euros

As popularity grows around the world, wine producers seek to increase their market share abroad

SPORTS


Suárez and Messi, scorers of three of Barça's four goals at Anoeta (Miguel Ruiz, FCB)

Real Sociedad v FC Barcelona: Thrilling comeback win (2-4)

La Liga curse at Anoeta broken as blaugranas secure first league win there since May 2007 thanks...
Suárez, Dembélé, and Sergio Roberto celebrate Barça's second goal of the match (by Miguel Ruiz, FCB)

FC Barcelona v Levante UD: First three points of 2018 (3-0)

Ernesto Valverde's men kick off the New Year in La Liga with an impressive team performance and...