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  • The Spanish foreign minister, Josep Borrell, during an event hosted by Societat Civil Catalana unionist group, on July 15, 2018 (by Guillem Roset)

    Referendums are 'deeply divisive,' says Spanish foreign minister

    ACN | Barcelona
    15 July 2018 04:40 PM

    Josep Borrell rules out right to self-determination for Catalonia and calls on pro-independence parties to worry about 'real' problems

HIGHLIGHTS


A CDR banner in La Model prison reading “the people has taken our Bastille” (@CDRCatOficial)

Pro-independence activists stay overnight in old prison

Members of CDR group squat building ‘for Republic and dignity' during protest to demand...
Image of the march demanding freedom for jailed Catalan leaders in Barcelona on July 14, 2018 (by Júlia Pérez)

Between 110k and 200k in protest to demand freedom for jailed leaders

Catalan president and parliament speaker among attendees
The leader of Cs, Inés Arrimadas, in Canet de Mar on July 14, 2018 (by Ciutadans)

Suspension of MPs 'cannot be questioned,' says Ciutadans leader

Parliament speaker asks prosecutor to drop rebellion charges for leaders involved in...

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


Parliament speaker Roger Torrent speaks to the Catalan News Agency (ACN) on July 13 2018 (Rafa Garrido)

Parliament speaker vows to defend rights of suspended MPs

Main unionist opposition party demands the speaker “comply” with the law
The lawyers of the jailed leaders in their joint press conference on July 13, 2018 (by Laura Fíguls)

All jailed leaders to ask for freedom after German court decision

"Crime of rebellion does not exist, they made it up," say prisoners' defense
The Spanish Supreme Court on January 30, 2018 (by Javier Barbancho)

Spanish judge might withdraw extradition request for Puigdemont, say reports

Former president appealing to German Constitutional Court or Spain's judiciary taking the case to...

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


Surgeons operate on a patient with anorexia at the Hospital del Mar (courtesy of Hospital del Mar, July 12 2018)

Barcelona hospital carries out pioneer treatment for anorexia patients

Three out of the four individuals in the trial who received deep brain stimulation saw an...
Ada Colau and Anne Hidalgo meet in the Paris City Hall on July 11 2018 (by Blanca Blay)

Barcelona and Paris mayors join forces against speculation

Ada Colau calls on the Spanish government to regulate price of rent

BUSINESS


The presentation of the Economic Memory of Catalonia in July 13 2018 (by Guillem Roset)

Catalan economy rises to 19.2% of Spain

Industry and science main contributors to 3.4% GDP growth in 2017
The Gran Via de Fira de Barcelona Fairgrounds on January 31 2018 (by Josep Ramon Torné)

Major audiovisual trade fair to move to Barcelona in 2021

Growth in ISE congress sees plans to move annual event from Amsterdam to Gran Via convention...
UPS new hub in London (by UPS)

UPS to set up Southern Europe operation center in Barcelona and create 400 jobs

Shipping multinational DHS will also invest €7.5 million in new facility near the Catalan capital

MOST POPULAR


Quim Torra and Nicola Sturgeon will hold talks at Bute House in Edinburgh
"What is happening in Catalonia is a huge issue for the whole European Union," says Mikko Kärnä in interview with Catalan News

Catalan president welcomes agreement with Spanish counterpart that Catalonia needs "political solution"

CULTURE


Pharrell Williams performing in the Cruïlla festival on July 13, 2018 (by Pau Cortina)

Pharrell Williams, Luis Miguel and Jack Johnson top festival night

Mix of styles in Cruïlla, Cap Roig and Portaferrada events, among the best of summer season
Illusionist Hausson receiving his award from Quim Torra on July 12 2018 (by Norma Vidal)

Catalonia awards culture with National Prizes

The ceremony called for “dialogue,” “freedom,” and “justice”

LIFE & STYLE


Chef Carme Ruscalleda in the Alimentaria fair on April 16, 2018 (by Guillem Roset)

Three Michelin star restaurant Sant Pau to close down after 30 years

World-class chef Carme Ruscalleda to "redirect" her career
A tourist in front of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (by ACN)

Sagrada Familia, ninth most Instagrammed tourist site in Europe

Barcelona’s top attraction was hashtagged 1,352,523 times on popular photo app
The catwalk (courtesy of 080 Barcelona Fashion)

Big names on the catwalk for 080 Barcelona Fashion summer edition

For first time ever, event kicked off at the beach, with models strutting their stuff by the sea

SPORTS


Mediterranean Games press conference on Sunday (by ACN)

Tarragona 2018 defends ‘success’ of Mediterranean Games

Despite long series of mishaps, organizers remain positive about event with "massive" record...
The Mediterranean Games' mascot Tarracus at the opening ceremony (by ACN)

Tarragona Mediterranean Games: a series of unfortunate events

Empty stands, athletes handing medals to themselves and anthems sung a capella paint a grim...