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Image of an employment office in October 2018 (by Andrea Zamorano)

02 June 2020 09:27 AM

Unemployment up over 30% compared with last year

15,339 more people left without work compared to April, leaving total jobless at 483,149
A young student disinfects their hands on the first day of returning to school in Central Catalonia following the coronavirus pandemic (by Gemma Aleman)

01 June 2020 01:48 PM

Schools begin reopening in Phase 2 lockdown de-escalation areas

Teachers say face-to-face teaching is ‘necessary’ but schools see limited return of students

George Floyd, Black Lives Matter street art painting in Barcelona

01 June 2020 12:58 PM

‘We are Antifa’: Parliament speaker reacts to Trump’s designation as terrorist group

Torrent was one of the first Catalan politicians to respond, while a Monday evening demonstration is planned in Barcelona
A customer in a restaurant about to eat a chicory salad (by Ferran Queralt)

31 May 2020 12:28 PM

Q&A: Bars, restaurants, masks and museums, how will the lockdown exit plan work?

The Catalan News guide to what you can do, where you can go, and when

People queuing at a tobacconists on the French-Spanish border during lockdown, March 17, 2020 (by Aleix Freixas)

31 May 2020 12:17 PM

Tobacco use in Catalonia drops almost 2% in 2019

Smoking is estimated to cause 9,030 deaths a year, accounting for one in six fatalities 

Seasonal workers sleeping outside a building in the center of Lleida (courtesy of Som Veïns)

30 May 2020 05:43 PM

Activist denounces racism of Lleida hotels and landlords refusing to lodge seasonal workers

200 fruit pickers are sleeping rough despite AS Monaco player's offer to pay for their stay in advance

Workers give their views on the Nissan factory closures

29 May 2020 01:10 PM

Nissan protests continue as government says plants cannot be nationalized

Workers demonstrate at four of the brand's main dealerships in Catalonia

Map of Catalan municipalities by lockdown de-escalation phase from June 1 (by Guifré Jordan)

29 May 2020 11:03 AM

What will be allowed from Monday in Phases 1 and 2?

Travel between Barcelona city and the wider metropolitan area to be permitted

Salvador Illa, Spanish health minister, speaking in a press conference in March, 2020 (by Andrea Zamorano)

28 May 2020 07:57 PM

Barcelona and metropolitan area merged into one health region

Residents will be able to move within region while Lleida stays in Phase 1 while Girona, Central Catalonia, Alt Penedès and Garraf enter Phase 2

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