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Eduard Punset at a Junts per Catalunya campaign event in 2017

22 May 2019 10:18 AM

Science broadcaster and Catalan politician Eduard Punset dies at the age of 82

The multifaceted intellectual was charismatic and famous for his clever quips

A “for rent” sign for apartments and commercial spaces on a building in Barcelona. (Photo: Mar Martí)

21 May 2019 08:02 PM

Rent prices to be capped in Catalonia

Owners may only price rents at 10% more than the reference index in areas with a lack of affordable housing
Quim Torra with the global director of Technology and Innovation of NTT Data, Tsuyoshi Kitani. (Photo: Ana Amat Vendrell)

21 May 2019 04:15 PM

Japan's NTT Data opens first European AI center in Barcelona

Invited to inaugurate the new facility, president Quim Torra announces new artificial intelligence "strategy" in July

Foreign minister announces plan to raise international aid to 0.7%

20 May 2019 06:56 PM

Foreign minister announces plan to raise international aid to 0.7%

Alfred Bosch outlines "landmark" agreement with NGOs to help reach UN's Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

Legal clothing, illegal people - street vendors find an alternative to pirated goods

18 May 2019 12:17 PM

'Top manta' street sellers in the political crossfire

Undocumented migrants selling fake goods in Barcelona has become a key issue in the local election campaign
A sign indicating a low emissions zone and the resttriction of cars in Barcelona. (Photo: Pol Solà)

14 May 2019 11:31 AM

Barcelona among 43 world cities listed for fighting climate change

International study by Carbon Disclosure Project highlights Catalan capital for its Climate Plan initiative
The platform 'What else must happen?' protesting on Gran Vía, Barcelona. (Photo courtesy of the 'What else must happen? platform.)

12 May 2019 10:57 AM

Catalan police clear a protest campsite in defense of housing rights on Barcelona’s Gran Vía

The platform 'What else must happen?' plan to resume demonstrations in the afternoon

Barcelona's metro workers strike against asbestos in underground stations and train carriages

10 May 2019 12:18 PM

Barcelona’s metro workers strike against asbestos found in underground system

Limited metro service leaves stations and platforms heavily crowded
Vehicle traffic on one of Barcelona's busiest roads

08 May 2019 05:57 PM

WHO backs Barcelona's ban on polluting vehicles

International body's air pollution coordinator stresses importance of local authorities in tackling effects of traffic on urban health
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