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  • How will the UK's pull-out of Erasmus affect Catalan universities?

    Uncertainty in Catalan universities over UK pull-out of Erasmus

    Natacha Maurin|Barcelona
    16 January 2021 04:31 PM
    Exchange between Britain and Catalonia involve 1,000 students every year

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President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen greets British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Brussels to negotiate post-Brexit trade deal, December 9, 2020 (European Commission)

PODCAST: Brexit – Listener questions answered (and more)

How is the UK's departure from EU affecting Brits in Catalonia, students and Catalan...
A ballot being placed into a box from a past FC Barcelona presidential election (image from FC Barcelona website)

Barça presidential elections postponed due to pandemic

Interim board reportedly proposes March 7 as alternative date to hold vote
A person is tested for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Figueres, northern Catalonia (by Gemma Tubert)

70% of new Covid infections take place at home, new study

Research reveals the rest of new cases come from social outings, work or school environments, or...

COVID-19


Graph showing the first week of the vaccine rollout in Catalonia

Covid-19 vaccine rollout progress in Catalonia: graph updated daily

Doses began on December 27, 2020, with authorities aiming to administer it to 70% of the...
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, 2020
The Barcelona Guàrdia Urbana talk to a motorist at a municipal lockdown check on January 7, 2021 (by Blanca Blay)

Covid-19 restrictions currently in place extended until January 24

Municipality-level lockdown, shops of over 400m2 and shopping malls closed among measures set to...

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


Ballot boxes in Barcelona during the December 21 election (by Núria Julià)

Catalonia officially delays election until May 30

Parties agree on postponing vote due to Covid-19, but discrepancies remain regarding date
MEPs Toni Comín, Carles Puigdemont, and Clara Ponsatí on February 10, 2020 (by Natàlia Segura)

Puigdemont rejects Spain's request to waive his immunity in EU parliament hearing

Supreme Court seeks extradition of former president and ministers for 2017 referendum
Archive image of Spanish king, Felipe VI, with his father and predecessor, Juan Carlos

Spain's Congress Bureau rejects investigating former king for illicit credit cards

Socialists vote alongside PP and Vox against initiative put forth by coalition partners

SOCIETY


Protesters from the retails and hospitality sectors denounce the government's handling of the Covid-19 crisis, January 2021 (by Aina Martí)

Retail and restaurant sectors denounce ‘discrimination’ in Covid measures

Children’s toilet training potties displayed in front of government HQ denouncing handling of...
Graph with the year-to-year anomaly in temperatures compared to the 1981-2010 average, with those above mean in red, and those below, in blue (by SMC)

2020, the hottest year in Catalonia since 1950

One degree more than average recorded in a rainy year with mean temperatures of 6C in Pyrenees...

BUSINESS


Tourist on a cycle rickshaw in Barcleona (by Carola López)

Barcelona court rules 50% rent cut for renter of 26 tourist apartments due to Covid restrictions

Company reported 83% fall in profits, but landowner rejected repeated calls to reduce monthly...
An Avianca plane lands at Barcelona El Prat airport on November 6, 2020 (Aena)

Barcelona Airport passenger numbers fall 75.6% in 2020

Pandemic leads to lowest total this century, 12.7 million passengers 
Travelers arriving at Barcelona-El Prat airport, July 5, 2020 (Gerard Artigas)

Fresh push to establish Tokyo-Barcelona flight link

Catalan government approves Japan 2020-2023 Plan aimed at encouraging Japanese investment 

MOST POPULAR


See how outbreak has evolved since February 25, 2020

New restrictions from January 7 including a ban on travel outside one's town of residence

Non-essential shops not allowed to open at weekend, as shopping malls forced to close again

CULTURE


Map of 2021 Michelin-starred restaurants in Catalonia (map made on Instamaps)

Interactive map of all Michelin-starred restaurants in Catalonia

55 restaurants hold the prized distinction in the 2021 edition of the guide
Barcelona's Contemporary Culture Center (Courtesy of Adrià Goula/CCCB)

Barcelona Contemporary Culture Center announces its 2021 program

Mars, masks, urban nature, and coexistence between species amongst next year's themes

LIFE & STYLE


A Christmas market near Barcelona's Sagrada Família (by Pau Cortina)

Catalonia celebrates Christmas, with caution

Covid-19 restrictions eased slightly as authorities continue to advise against large gatherings
Image of the lottery outlet in Reus where the first prize of Spain's Christmas lotto was sold, on December 22, 2020 (by Eloi Tost)

Reus wins big share of Spain's top Christmas lotto number, 72897

€240 million spread among 600 tickets in southern Catalan city

SPORTS


The three candidates bidding for FC Barcelona's presidency, from left to right: Joan Laporta, Víctor Font and Toni Freixa

Meet the candidates for the FC Barcelona presidential election

One of Joan Laporta, Victor Font, or Toni Freixa will take over a club with grave financial...
Empty Camp Nou before the beginning of a match between FC Barcelona and Eibar on December 29, 2020 (by Albert Gea/Reuters)

The many crises of Barça and how the new president can take the club forward

Marc Duch, president of fan association Manifest Blaugrana, criticizes the “absolute...

TECH & SCIENCE


A researcher observing Red Gorgonia on a dive (Image: Joaquim Garrabou)

Biodiversity declining in Catalonia with 25% fall in animal populations in 18 years

'The State of Nature and Biodiversity in Catalonia 2020' notes 54% wildlife loss in rivers, lakes...
Co-founder of WindowSight, Pol Rosset, browses art through his phone and displays it on a television (by Albert Segura Lorrio)

The Spotify of art: Catalan company develops visual art streaming platform

WindowSight allows users to explore the art world from their television while providing support...

IN DEPTH


Filling the Sink Logo (ACN)

PODCAST: Filling the Sink – all episodes

From sport and culture to news and current affairs, 15-minute podcasts on all things Catalan 
A couple enjoying some tapas at Barcelona's Casa Pagès (by Jordi Bataller)

Will Covid-19 restrictions change Catalan’s eating schedule forever?

Experts hope new measures will be a push in the right direction toward a healthier schedule for...

CATALAN TRIAL


First photo of the seven male jailed leaders in Lledoners prison, published on November 30, 2018

Prison authorities recommend jailed leaders be given leave privileges again

Low category status was already granted last July, but revoked by Supreme Court in December
Jordi Sànchez leaves Lledoners prison accompanied by his partner and daughter after being granted leave for 48 hours in January, 2020 (by Blanca Blay)

Jailed pro-indy leaders demand release after Belgium rejects extradition of former minister

Jordi Sànchez submits letter to Spanish Constitutional Court citing "serious violations of...
Jailed leader Carme Forcadell entering prison after having been denied 'low category' status as inmate on December 4, 2020 (by Miquel Codolar)

Jailed leaders hopeful of ways to shorten sentences – but timings are getting unclear

Pardon or reform of criminal code are considered by Spanish government, but fears of opposition...