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  • 21-Feb-20: ‘Ryanair workers in Girona turn down proposal that would cut working hours’

    ACN | Barcelona
    21 February 2020 08:48 PM
    21-Feb-20: ‘Ryanair workers in Girona turn down proposal that would cut working hours’

    Ryanair staff in Girona have rejected a reduction in summer working hours. The low-cost airliner was going to close its base in the north Catalan city but proposed a deal with workers to reduce wages and hours. A trade...

HIGHLIGHTS


A Rodalies train at Barcelona's Sagrera station (by Lluís Síbils)

New deal on commuter train service in Catalonia ready to go, says Renfe head

President of state rail operator says signing contract with Catalan government only depends on...
A person looks at an online course of Catalan grammar (by Violeta Gumà)

What's the point in learning Catalan?

Catalan News talks to a number of Catalan-speaking foreign residents who share their thoughts on...
Sitges Carnival King, February 14, 2018 (by Gemma Sánchez)

Food fights, feasts and festas: Carnival kicks off!

Seven-day celebration sees street parties and parades in cities, towns and villages across Catalonia

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POLITICS


The Spanish and Catalan presidents, Pedro Sánchez and Quim Torra, shaking hands ahead of their meeting on July 9, 2018 (by Rafa Garrido)

Preparation for Catalan-Spanish dialogue table advances

The date is set, but who will form the Catalan delegation and the contents of the first meeting...
Judge Pablo Llarena's lawyer in Belgium, Hakim Boularbah, on September 25, 2018 (by Natàlia Segura)

Supreme Court judge's lawyer accuses Puigdemont of 'exporting conflict' to Belgium

Pablo Llarena's attorney claims he has "immunity" in Belgian courts during preliminary hearing
Image of Carles Puigdemont on September 8, 2019 in Belgium (by Nazaret Romero)

‘I Explain Myself. From Investiture to Exile’: Puigdemont to publish book in April

The former president has a second volume in the pipeline entitled, ‘I Explain Myself....

SOCIETY


President of the Catalan National Assembly, Elisenda Paluzie (by Pilar Tomás)

Pro-independence civic groups to act as private prosecutors in police investigation

Catalan National Assembly and Òmnium Cultural will take part in the case looking into police...
Image of the climate action protest in Barcelona in the evening of September 27, 2019 (by Laura Fíguls)

Barcelona will allocate more than 7 million euros to social justice projects

Funds to be allotted to address the climate emergency

BUSINESS


Trade union spokesperson Lídia Arasanz (left) speaks with a journalist about the situation among Ryanair staff based in Girona (by Eli Don)

Ryanair staff in Girona reject new reduction in pay and hours

Union says employees have given "enough signs of good faith" as low-cost airline asks for further...
Barcelona port (by ACN)

Catalan exports beat record for ninth year in a row

Sales abroad in 2019 amounted to more than €73bn, some 3% more than previous year
Business minister Àngels Chacón, Chairperson of Barcelona Tech City Miguel Vicente, Jaume Collboni of Barcelona City Council, MWCapital CEO Carlos Grau, Head of Barcelona Chamber of Commerce Joan Canadell, February 18, 2020 (by Lluís Sibils)

The Phoenix Event to rise from the ashes of MWC

Tech Spirit Barcelona and other networking events planned for those who will travel to Barcelona...

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The site consists of more than 100 engravings, the oldest example of prehistoric art in Catalonia

Catalan News goes to Lledoners prison to visit Raül Romeva, who is serving 12 years for his role in the 2017 independence bid

If you wonder where and when it came from, how many people speak it, and where you can learn it, then read on

CULTURE


The president of the Orfeó Català-Palau de la Música Foundation, Mariona Carulla, the director of the Palau de la Música, Joan Oller, and the artistic director of the Palau, Mercedes Conde. (By: Mar Vila)

Big five philharmonic orchestras top the billing in new Palau 100 season

Barcelona's Palau de la Música to welcome Berlin, Munich, Dresden, Saint Petersburg and...
Overview of the facade of the Cathedral of Barcelona. Tuesday, February 18, 2020 (By: Pau Cortina)

The story behind Barcelona cathedral's facade

New exhibition explores a history hundreds of years in the making

LIFE & STYLE


Children in Tarragona demonstrate with banner: 'For a country for all, school in Catalan' (by R. Segura)

Catalan idioms, a tough nut to crack

The weird and wonderful expressions pose a challenge to any language learner but one well worth...
A packet of Catalan language exams wrapped in plastic packaging (by Elisenda Rosanas)

The Catalan language: the soul of Catalonia

If you wonder where and when it came from, how many people speak it, and where you can learn it,...
Children pose for pictures among almond trees in bloom in Arbeca on February 16, 2020 (by Anna Berga)

Hundreds flock to western Catalonia to see almond trees in bloom

Arbeca countryside, near Lleida, allows visitors to take in flowered landscapes

SPORTS


FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring one of his three goals in the La Liga match against Celta Vigo (by REUTERS/Albert Gea)

Leo Messi honored at Laureus World Sports Awards

Catalan News were among the media groups invited to cast votes for this year's winners
The Barça Femení team celebrate following their 10-1 win over Real Sociedad in the Super Cup 2020 final (by Victor Salgado - FC Barcelona)

Controversy after Barça Femení’s 10-1 Super Cup hammering

The manager of Real Sociedad complained of the financial imbalance between clubs following the...

TECH & SCIENCE


Mobile Week Pyrenees launches, February 19, 2020 (by Marta Lluvich)

‘Technology for the people’: Mobile Week Pyrenees begins

Festival intends to promote digital development in rural mountainous area
A doctor performes a liver screen on a patient in Hospital Clinic (by Blanca Blay)

Barcelona hospital heads European project for early detection of liver disease

Clínic hospital coordinating trial of simple test in primary care centers to help early...

CATALAN TRIAL


Jordi Sànchez leaves Lledoners prison accompanied by his partner and daughter after being granted leave for 48 hours in January, 2020 (by Blanca Blay)

Spanish prosecutors appeal against pro-independence leaders being given prison leave

It’s argued that the jailed politicians and activists are enjoying “covert low level” prison status
Quim Forn leaves the Lledoners prison with his daughter after being granted daytime leave (by Gemma Aleman)

Quim Forn leaves prison to work in audiovisual production company

The jailed pro-independence leader was granted daytime prison leave and will work in the legal...
Dolors Bassa leaves prison on February 17, 2020 (by Marina López)

Further jailed leaders leave prison after being granted permission

Carme Forcadell and Dolors Bassa left their penitentiary centers on Monday after being granted...