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A new electricity substation at Sant Jaume de Llierca, April 7, 2021 (by Aleix Freixas)

24 June 2021 01:34 PM

Spanish government to cut electricity VAT from 21% to 10%

Measure comes after revised electricity tariffs cause confusion and anger among customers

John McAfee, founder of McAfee Antivirus software company, speaks at an industry summit in 2018 (REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi/File Photo)

23 June 2021 09:35 PM

Anti-virus mogul John McAfee found dead in prison cell

Facing extradition to the US for tax fraud, the 75-year-old businessman allegedly committed suicide in Catalonia’s Brians 2 prison

The economy professor and former Catalan minister Andreu Mas-Colell, in an event on May 8, 2019 (by Guillem Roset)

23 June 2021 10:33 AM

33 winners of Nobel Prize for economics reject professor's potential 'independence' fine

Joseph Stiglitz is among those supporting Mas-Colell, accused of irregular public spending despite retiring two years before referendum

Pro-independence demonstrations greet Sánchez's Liceu conference

21 June 2021 10:44 AM

Protests greet conference by Spanish president announcing pardons for jailed Catalan leaders

Pro-independence groups call demonstrations ahead of Pedro Sánchez’s speech in Barcelona’s Liceu opera house

Spanish police surround a man on the ground during the independence referendum, October 1, 2017 (by Gerard Vilà)

16 June 2021 07:40 PM

Spanish police to face trial for actions during Catalan independence referendum

Girona court orders 28 officers to be prosecuted for causing "injuries" and "minor injuries"

Photo of Jordi Pujol arriving at the Les Corts mortuary in Barcelona on October 7, 2018 (by Carola López)

16 June 2021 02:05 PM

Spain's National Court sends former president Jordi Pujol to trial

His seven children and ten businesspeople will also face court for the alleged corruption scandal affecting his whole family

Jordi Pujol Ferrusola, son of the former Catalan president, leaving court accompanied by his lawyers in 2017 (Roger Pi de Cabanyes/ACN)

15 June 2021 08:02 PM

Solicitor general requests 25 years in jail for former president Pujol's eldest son

Representative of Spanish government avoids accusing ex-Catalan head of government in family corruption case

Medical professionals stand outside the Hotel Martorell, converted into a temporary hospital during the Covid-19 pandemic (image loaned by Catalan health department)

15 June 2021 06:17 PM

Covid-19, Storm Gloria and Messi: How the world viewed Catalonia in 2020

A study of 10 newspapers in France, Germany, Italy, UK and US finds 1,021 mentions of Catalonia

Sindicat de Llogateres tenants' union activists outside the Catalan parliament in September (by Marta Casado)

15 June 2021 01:25 PM

Spain to challenge Catalan rent cap law in Constitutional Court

Appeal angers activists although minister says measure will not be put on hold until ruling is issued

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