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  • Self-employed workers struggle to regain their footing in post-lockdown economy

    Self-employed workers struggle to regain their footing in post-lockdown economy

    Cristina Tomàs White | Barcelona
    18 September 2020 08:37 PM

    Covid-19 forces freelancers to search for viable business alternatives

HIGHLIGHTS


President of PIMEC business association, Josep González, March 11, 2020 (by Marta Casado Pla)

Elections needed if Torra ousted, says business association head

PIMEC president Josep González asks for "a little bit more governing and a little less...
Guillermo Chirino Gálvez, president of the National Youth Council of Catalonia, September 17, 2020 (ACN)

Students want more resources, support and engagement as classes return

National Youth Council of Catalonia president "disappointed" with public administrations
FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu (Reuters)

How does the vote of no confidence in the Barcelona president work and what’s next?

After surpassing the number of signatures needed to start the motion, they will now be verified...

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


Catalan president Quim Torra enters the Parliament to a round of applause by his colleagues (by Gerard Artigas)

Parliament condemns Spanish 'repression' against last three Catalan presidents

Chamber rejects calling early election immediately in annual general policies debate
Catalunya-En Comú Podem leader, Jéssica Albiach, at a press conference, September 17, 2020 (by Gerard Artigas)

Opposition want elections brought forward if president ousted

Parliament speaker called to "set the clock ticking as soon as possible"
President Quim Torra at the Catalan delegation in Madrid following his Supreme Court hearing, September 17, 2020 (Jordi Bedmar/Catalan government)

President after hearing: 'Spain tramples on most basic notions of democracy'

Quim Torra calls his potential ousting an "absolute irresponsibility" and blames judges for any...

SOCIETY


Chart showing the evolution of new coronavirus cases reported every day in Catalonia

Coronavirus in Catalonia: daily figures explained in graphs

See how outbreak has evolved since February 25
Ayad Miraz, the Swedish man missing in Barcelona

Swedish citizen residing in Barcelona still missing five months on

33-year-old man left home in early morning without ID during lockdown

BUSINESS


Caixabank's Gonzalo Gortázar (right) to remain CEO following the acquisition of Bankia, with José Ignacio Goirigolzarri serving as executive chairman (by Caixabank)

Caixabank absorbs Bankia: the birth of Spain’s largest lender, in figures

What percentage of the new bank’s assets will each group own
A Caixabank office (by Alèxia Vila)

Caixabank and Bankia reach merger deal to become Spain’s largest bank

Boards of directors set to greenlight plan to create financial institution worth around...
Crowds at the last edition of ISE in Amsterdam, February 2019 (by Thomas Krackl/ISE)

World’s largest audiovisual fair delays first Barcelona edition to June amid Covid-19 fears

Integrated Systems Europe was scheduled for the first week of February 2021

MOST POPULAR


See how outbreak has evolved since February 25

21,000 PCR tests as part of scheme help identify over 500 new cases

Here's a list of towns and counties under tighter rules than the rest of Catalonia

CULTURE


Some of the artists taking part in events and activities in this year's predominantly online version of Sónar+D CCCB festival (image curtesy of the festival)

Live DJ sets, talks, and workshops at online version of Sónar+D CCCB

Two live streams of events will be free across Friday and Saturday, with some presencial...
One of the Sagrada Família's side façades, while construction work continue (by Pere Francesch)

Sagrada Família’s 2026 finish date delayed over pandemic construction halt

Completion of Antoni Gaudí’s 140-year-old temple set to miss centenary of architect’s death

LIFE & STYLE


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
A taster during the first day of competition at the Vinari awards, July 27, 2020 (by Gemma Sánchez)

Wine tasting competition gets underway in spirit of 'resistance'

The Vinari awards will judge 900 Catalan wines but expansion plans hit by Covid-19
A couple look on as hot air balloons are inflated in Igualada, July 10, 2020. (by Mar Martí)

Up, up and away: 25 hot air balloons take flight in tribute to Igualada health workers

City that suffered one of Europe's most severe Covid-19 outbreaks hosts 24th European Balloon...

SPORTS


Lionel Messi raises in hands in the air in celebration after scoring a goal (by REUTERS/Albert Gea)

Messi to stay at FC Barcelona this season to avoid legal dispute with club

Announcement ends tense period in which player and club were at odds over contractual situation
Josep Maria Bartomeu photographed at the unveiling of new signing Pedri in August, 2020 (by REUTERS/Albert Gea)

Barça president accused of corruption in Catalan police investigation

Mossos d’Esquadra raided the club offices in the wake of the ‘Barçagate’ scandal

TECH & SCIENCE


Digital policies minister, Jordi Puigneró, head of CCMA, Núria Llorach, and others at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (By CCMA)

Catalan TV to conduct 'first 5G immersive sport experience' from Superbike World Championship

Race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will be broadcast on Esport3, TV3.cat and the TV3 app
Pere Soler, head of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases unit at Vall d'Hebron Hospital (by Blanca Blay)

Barcelona study: Covid transmission from children to adults they live with is “low”

Only 3 of 89 children with virus were identified as the trigger for outbreak in their families

CATALAN TRIAL


Jailed Catalan leaders greet pro-independence protesters before entering prison after penitentiary privileges were removed last July (by Estefania Escolà)

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
Pro-independence leaders outside Lledoners prison, July 28, 2020 (by Estefania Escolà)

Jailed pro-independence leaders request release after prison judge approves privileges

Magistrate keeps officials behind bars while waiting Supreme Court final say