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Eugeni Rodríguez, head of the Observatory Against Homophobia at an event in February 2019 (Sílvia Junyent/ACN)

08 August 2019 06:12 PM

Condemnation of homophobic attack at local summer festival

Observatory Against Homophobia and Palleresos council denounce aggression against 18-year-old man by group of 11
A patient breathes into medical equipment during an asthma examination in Vall d'Hebron hospital. (Photo: Miquel Codolar)

08 August 2019 12:32 PM

One in three new childhood asthma cases caused by air pollution

New European study led by Barcelona institute says keeping to WHO air quality guidelines would reduce incidence by 11% per year
Tourists strolling down La Rambla in Barcelona (ACN)

07 August 2019 06:26 PM

Barcelona's mediation service has resolved 238 tourist apartment conflicts in 2019

City council says results are "very satisfactory" while saving on official inspections and police involvement
Street vendors at Barcelona's Plaça Catalunya on August 3, 2019 (Miquel Codolar/ACN)

07 August 2019 04:23 PM

Barcelona council and street vendors agree to discuss ‘employment and social emergencies’

The city council met with ‘top manta’ representatives on Wednesday

Sant Cugat considers making nightclubs adhere to sexual violence protocol

07 August 2019 02:23 PM

Sant Cugat considers making nightclubs adhere to sexual violence protocol

The city’s mayor believes private establishments should also have to fight sexist behavior

Criminalization of NGO migrant rescue ships

07 August 2019 12:50 PM

Criminalizing rescue ships is 'repressing civil society,' say human rights organizations

The European Council for Refugees and EuroMed Rights warn that blocking the ships goes "against the rule of law"
Street vendors selling in the port of Barcelona (Elisenda Rosanas/ACN)

05 August 2019 06:58 PM

Barcelona council 'ready' to meet with 'top manta' vendors

City representatives will soon sit with illegal street sellers to discuss their claims of "persecution and repression" by local authorities

Kenneth Haar says lack of affordable housing in Barcelona is related to Airbnb

05 August 2019 11:36 AM

Number of tourist apartments in Barcelona 'massive', says European watchdog

Corporate Europe Observatory's Kenneth Haar calls on cities to challenge higher authorities for powers to manage affordable housing problems
A member of the street sellers speaks to the gathered protesters at the demonstration for the street sellers' rights in Barcelona. (Photo: Laura Fíguls)

02 August 2019 06:29 PM

Barcelona's 'top manta' vendors protest 'persecution' by city council

Irregular street sellers demonstrate on Rambla in response to crackdown by local authority

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