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  • King Juan Carlos I of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, Felipe VI, in 2014 (by Alvarado, Fernando / EFE)

    Spanish monarchy under scrutiny in Catalan parliament

    ACN | Barcelona
    07 August 2020 10:32 AM

    Lawmakers to discuss former king Juan Carlos’ exit from Spain amid corruption allegations


Nissan workers vote to accept the deal reached with the car manufacturer (by Gemma Aleman)

Closure of Nissan plants in Catalonia postponed one year after deal with workers

After weeks of protests, the car manufacturer puts off the layoff of 2,525 workers until December...
Catalan president Quim Torra (by Mariona Puig)

President Torra asks Spain to negotiate a referendum and an amnesty for jailed leaders

Madrid wants the Catalan government to clarify if the negotiation table will be held before...
A Catalan News microphone (by Guifré Jordan)

July marks new high point for Catalan News page views

Unique users up 3% on previous record in March

Catalan News TV


Former Spanish king Juan Carlos I at the Zarzuela palace (REUTERS)

Catalan parliament to debate former king's departure from Spain

President Torra hopes MPs will call for current monarch to abdicate
Spanish King Juan Carlos waves during a group photo with Ibero-American leaders during the Ibero-American Summit in Cadiz (by REUTERS/Jon Nazca)

Political controversy as former king Juan Carlos I quits Spain

Catalan president denounces "monumental scandal" as Spanish government gives support to the...
Juan Carlos I (right) abdicates in favor of his son, Felipe VI, in 2014 (by EFE)

Former king Juan Carlos will leave Spain amid corruption investigations

The scandal-ridden monarch was Spain's head of state for almost 40 years, abdicating in...


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
Doctors prepare PCR tests at an Aitona nursing home on July 7, 2020 (by Laura Cortés)

Covid-19 outbreak risk increases and remains very high as transmission rate grows slightly

758 more PCR-confirmed positives and 10 deaths recorded on August 4


A rural guesthouse in Talladell, Tàrrega (by Laura Cortés)

Lleida's tourism sector hopes to make up for losses with Catalan tourists

10% to 25% drop in reservations in July due to international travel advisories
Ferris wheel at Barcelona's Tibidabo amusement park (Courtesy of Parc d'atraccions del Tibidabo)

1,500 visitors head to Tibidabo amusement park on first day of reopening

New health and safety measures in place at Barcelona's hilltop funfair


See how outbreak has evolved since February 25

Borders, hotels and restaurants are open but advice in many areas is stay at home

Fines of up to €15,000 set for those who do not comply with new rules


Visitors take in Berni Puig's church mural in Penelles in Noguera county (by Laura Cortés)

New abstract mural in western Catalonia town church attracts first visitors

Contemporary artist's work is part of Penelles' Gargar Festival
Klaus Stroink of Stay Homas during their first live show at Barcelona's Teatre Grec, July 30, 2020 (by Mar Vila)

Stay Homas take to the stage for first live show

Barcelona group who wowed the world during lockdown swap their terrace for Teatre Grec 


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...
Visitors wearing face masks on Dragon Khan at PortAventura on the first day of its reopening, July 8, 2020 (Eloi Tost)

PortAventura reopens doors with temperature controls and mandatory masks on rides

5,000 visitors on first day of theme park's 25th anniversary season 


Espanyol's David López and Raúl de Tomás dejected as Espanyol lose to Barcelona, sealing their relegation to the second division (by REUTERS/Albert Gea)

Disaster and humiliation as Espanyol are relegated from La Liga

The season started brightly in Europe for the blue-and-whites but ended with a hugely painful...
Catalan president Quim Torra at an event in Lleida on June 26, 2020 (by Laura Cortés)

Government endorses joint Barcelona – Pyrenees bid for 2030 Winter Olympics

President Torra says event could be 'first green' games in history


A group of children in Barcelona wait for the bus to summer camp, June 25, 2020 (by Miquel Codolar)

Barcelona hospital to study Covid-19 transmission between children and family members

Investigation hopes to provide data that will help decision-making when reopening schools
Analysing PCR tests for coronavirus at the Catalan Health Institute in Girona, June 19, 2020 (by ICS Girona)

Latest study shows almost 6% of people in Catalonia have Covid-19 antibodies

Figures are 7.3% in Barcelona, 2.7% in Girona, 2.9% in Lleida and 1.5% in Tarragona


Jordi Cuixart during temporary release from prison, July 17, 2020 (by Guillem Roset)

Defense for jailed independence activist calls for restoration of prison privileges

Attempt to silence Jordi Cuixart has 'no chance of prospering' say lawyers
Jailed pro-independence leader Carme Forcadell leaves prison after being granted permission to take care of her mother (by Twitter Carme Forcadell)

Court rejects suspending some jailed independence leaders' low prison category, but accepts others

Judge revokes privileges of Turull and Rull, while Bassa and Forcadell keep their partial freedom
Dolors Bassa leaves prison on July 29, 2020 (by Marina López)

Public prosecutor appeals low category status for Turull, Rull, and Bassa

Privileges for five other jailed independence leaders were stripped earlier this week