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  • 27-Oct-20: 'Remote work requirement unclear'

    ACN | Barcelona
    27 October 2020 07:28 PM
    27-Oct-20: 'Remote work requirement unclear'
    The Catalan government is encouraging working from home - but to what extent? There were some discrepancies within the executive today, with the spokesperson saying the current state of alarm doesn’t allow to make it compulsory. This came just after the work ministry said it was obligatory and...


FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu announces his resignation (Screenshot from press conference)

Barcelona president resigns ahead of censure motion

Scandal-ridden Josep Maria Bartomeu quits to avoid vote over coronavirus concerns
Archive image of the Centre Parroquial in Argentona, one of the thirteen cinemas to be honored by the Catalan Film Acadamy (by Catalan Film Academy)

Catalan Film Academy pays homage to 13 cinemas still going after 100 years

The theaters located across Catalonia each received a commemorative plaque
A man working remotely during the pandemic (by Estefania Escolà)

Working from home 'compulsory' when possible, says work minister

Confusion within government about rule, as spokesperson says current state of alarm does not...

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Jailed Catalan leaders Dolors Bassa (left) and Carme Forcadell (Photos by Marina López and Gerard Artigas)

Catalan court greenlights penitentiary low category for female jailed leaders

Dolors Bassa and Carme Forcadell allowed to continue sleeping at home at the weekend and to work...
ERC Deputy Secretary General Marta Vilalta at a press conference, October 26, 2020 (by Marc Puig/ERC)

Socialists and ERC criticize JxCat 'speculating' over further anti-Covid measures

JxCat spokesperson revealed weekend lockdowns were on the table during radio interview
Former JxCat spokesperson Eduard Pujol in L'Escala last August (by Aleix Freixas)

Governing party spokesperson suspended after possible sexual harassment case

Junts per Catalunya's Eduard Pujol steps down from post and as MP


Screenshot of a chart showing daily coronavirus cases reported in Catalonia

Coronavirus in Catalonia: daily figures explained in graphs

See how outbreak has evolved since February 25
Image of the Catalan News graph on the situation of Covid-19 in schools as of September 21, 2020

Quarantined classes and schools: daily figures explained in graphs

See how Covid-19 has affected educational institutions since beginning of academic year on...


A bar terrace closed in Lleida on July 13, 2020 (by Laura Cortés)

Unemployment rate rises to 13.23%, with half a million jobless

138,000 less people with work compared to one year ago; figures exclude temporary lay-offs  
Sheep in Masia de Ferreres, a farm in Catalonia's Berguedà county (by Estefania Escolà)

With restaurants closed, food producers find 'salvation' in social media sales

Primary sector companies call themselves "greatly forgotten" industry of the pandemic
Queues at the doors at Barcelona airport, June 2020 (by Albert Cadanet)

83% fewer passengers at Barcelona airport in September

11 million people took off from or landed in El Prat in first nine months of 2020, 72% less than...


See how outbreak has evolved since February 25

Government expected to announce measure on Wednesday after weeks of record infections

Bars and restaurants close in toughest clampdown since spring


The Razzmatazz venue in Barcelona, June 4, 2018 (by Laura Fíguls)

Festivals and venues shift schedules to comply with curfew

Hospitality industry wants curfew reduction and prompt reopening of bars and restaurants 
48H Open House Barcelona 2020 focusses on the theme of 'The healthy city' (image from 48H Open House website)

48H Open House offers fascinating access to monuments and buildings

Festival of architecture will go ahead after Civil Protection body gives go-ahead to added safety...


Models wear IAIOS jumpers (photo by Roc Pont/IAIOS)

Sustainable fashion brands in Catalonia grow by 23% in past year

Catalan Government stresses the importance of sustainability and digitization to bring local...
Age in Spain assists UK retirees residing in the country

Age in Spain: free English language guidance for retiring in the country

The non-profit provides services such as residency rights regarding Brexit and carries out social...
Models on the catwalk during Escorpion's show at 080 Barcelona Fashion in Sant Pau, Barcelona, June 25, 2019 (by Andrea Zamorano)

Digital edition of 080 Barcelona Fashion aims to be worldwide 'benchmark'

Streamed fashion shows will be like 'a giant Instagram' says one featured designer


President of FC Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu (by Albert Gea/Reuters)

No confidence motion in Barça president reaches required signatures for referendum

Club finances show total debt doubles to €488 million with losses of €97 million for...
FC Barça Femení players celebrate during the first women's 'clásico' against Real Madrid (image courtesy of

Barça win first-ever women’s clásico against Real Madrid

Emphatic 0-4 victory gets FC Barcelona Femení off to a flying start to defend their league title


Pablo Donadio, CEO of Epitécnica, models the CA-VID tunnel that deactivates Covid-19 (by Àlex Recolons)

Catalan company develops first Covid-19 ‘deactivating’ walk-through tunnel

Device uses 15-second dry vapour to reduce contagion capacity in “clean zones”
Artists who performed at iCat FM's 'El Desconcert' at the Sala Apolo in Barcelona, May 7, 2019 (CCMA)

1,000 gig-goers at Barcelona's Apolo to take part in rapid test experiment

Aim is to investigate how events in enclosed spaces can go ahead safely during pandemic


Quim Forn, Jordi Cuixart, Raül Romeva, and Oriol Junqueras address hundreds of people gathered to wish them well as they re-enter Lledoners prison (by Estefania Escolà)

Jailed leaders still searching for a way to shorten sentence one year after verdict

Ups and downs for pro-independence activists and politicians, who could benefit from pardons or...
Pro-independence prisoners Jordi Turull, Raül Romeva, Oriol Junqueras and Jordi Cuixart pictured outside Lledoners prison, July 17, 2020 (by Mar Martí)

UN group renews call for release of Catalan leaders despite Spain’s criticism

United Nations’ Working Group on Arbitrary Detention insists seven pro-independence leaders...
Spain's attorney general, Dolores Delgado, on September 7, 2020 (by CGPJ)

Spain's attorney general: Catalan trial example of 'institutional normality' and 'legality'

2017 referendum leaders received prison sentences of 9 to 13 years