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  • Image of a meeting Puigdemont (right) and Iglesias held in 2016 when the former was Catalan president (by Rafa Garrido)

    ‘Dialogue without ruling out any topic,’ say Puigdemont and Podemos head

    ACN | Barcelona
    21 October 2018 09:36 PM

    Former Catalan president and Pablo Iglesias speak over the phone for 45 minutes and the exiled leader invites left-wing politician to Belgium

HIGHLIGHTS


Some tractors arriving outside Lledoners prison, where some 300 farmers gathered to demand freedom for jailed leaders (by Gemma Alemán)

Some 80 tractors demand freedom for jailed leaders

300 farmers involved in protest outside prison with officials incarcerated for more than a year
Catalan Vice President and economy minister Pere Aragonès during an interview with ACN (by ACN)

Moody's improves Catalonia's ratings outlook

Declaration of independence impact on country's GDP and industrial sector "limited," says agency
Jordi Cuixart on September 22, 2017, before his imprisonment (Andrea Zamorano)

Jailed leader rules out accepting pardon in interview with 'The Sunday Times'

Jordi Cuixart prepared to spend "a lot of time" in prison but rejects guilt

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


Meeting of CUP leadership in Palamós on October 20, 2018 (by Gerard Vilà)

Far-left pro-independence CUP will not back Catalan budget

Party announces it will work to "not consolidate" government, which will need support of parties...
Podemos leader, Pablo Iglesias (in the middle), with Barcelona deputy mayor Jaume Asens and MP in Madrid Lucía Martín on October 19 after meeting Catalan jailed leaders in Lledoners prison (by Laura Busquets)

Podemos party open to meet Puigdemont in exile

"We will speak with whoever necessary," says left-wing party seeking supports to pass Spain's...
The Catalan Socialist leader, Miquel Iceta, talking to the press on October 20, 2018 (by Laura Fíguls)

Freeing leaders only down to judges, says Socialist leader

After left-wing Podemos and Esquerra leaders urged Madrid to make a move on prisoners before...

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


Aerial images of the C-12 road flooded in southern Catalonia on October 20 (by Catalan Firefighters)

Disruptions after 300 mm rainfall in two days in southern Catalonia

Some 300 passengers stuck on a train for between 8 and 12 hours
Medical staff at the Josep Trueta hospital in Girona, during a breast cancer surgery (by Xavier Pi)

Early detection program helps diagnose 1.2k breast cancers

Survival rate among Catalan women improves, shows data revealed for World Breast Cancer Month

BUSINESS


Some of the MBA students during a meeting on October 18, 2018 (by Andrea Zamorano)

600 international students visit firms and institutions in Barcelona

MBA Day organized by Barcelona Global allows future executives studying at local business schools...
Refrigerator system for computers by a Catalan company featured at the IoT Solutions Congress (by Aina Martí)

Internet of Things fair kicks off in Barcelona

Running until Thursday, IoT Solutions Congress features 340 exhibitors
A store in the town of Malla, in central Catalonia (by ACN)

‘Nothing to celebrate’: Catalan businesses opening on Spain’s national day

A number of shops will work either for economic reasons or to make a political statement

MOST POPULAR


Carmen Calvo claims "there is no possibility" to hold an independence vote either in Spain or in other "comparable democracies"

Executive in Madrid claims EU would consider it too expensive

NGO says pre-trial imprisonment of Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart is "disproportionate" and restricts their rights to free speech and peaceful assembly

CULTURE


The birthplace of Salvador Dalí in Figueres (by ACN)

Dalí was born here

Figueres to open new museum in artist’s childhood house by 2020
Montserrat Caballé performs at the Festival de Peralada in summer 2012 (by Mar Martí)

First major tribute to Montserrat Caballé to be held in Barcelona Cathedral

Concert including performance of Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ in November will come before...

LIFE & STYLE


Books at the Arts Santa Mònica on April 21 2018 (by Gemma Fontané)

Get ready for Barcelona’s first ‘Bookshop Night’

Scores of establishments around the Catalan capital open their doors to talks, events, concerts,...
Winegrower Xavier Ribes in his vineyard in Montan de Tost on October 10 2018 (by Albert Lijarcio)

Pyrenees vineyard prepares for harvest

Alt Urgell county contributes to the over 300 hectares of high-altitude viticulture in Catalonia...
The power station beneath which Horrorland will be set up (by ACN)

Horrorland theme park draws thousands to central Catalonia

Over 20,000 visitors to descend on rural Berguedà for opening of new leisure project devoted to...

SPORTS


Port de Bonaigua ski lifts on October 8 2018 (by Marta Lluvich)

IOC greenlights Pyrenees-Barcelona winter olympics bid

International Olympic Committee approves Catalonia's candidacy to host the major international...
Messi, Suárez and Coutinho celebrate the goal from the Barça captain (Photo by: Miguel Ruiz / FCB)

Valencia CF – FC Barcelona: A hard-fought point (1-1)

Lionel Messi equalised an early opener from Garay to earn the blaugranes a share of the spoils at...