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The Catalan Secretary for Immigration, Oriol Amorós, in a press conference the 16th of November 2016 (by ACN)

16 November 2016 06:29 PM

Government to grant asylum to ten Kurdish migrants found in lorry

Ten Kurdish people from Iran were found this morning hidden in a lorry in Lliçà d’Amunt, a village 30 kilometres from Barcelona, during a delivery route. According to the Catalan Secretary for Equality, Migration and...

Picture of the flat were the 81-ýears-old woman was living in Reus, after the fire (by ACN)

15 November 2016 06:52 PM

Government may fine Gas Natural over death of old woman allegedly due to energy poverty

The Catalan Government may sanction the energy company Gas Natural Fenosa over the death of an 81-year-old woman, who died on Sunday night in a fire at her home in Reus. All evidence points to the victim, whose energy supply was cut off two...

A group of teenagers in a workshop at the American Space Barcelona (by US Consulate General in Barcelona)

14 November 2016 06:32 PM

Barcelona opens space to promote intercultural exchange with the United States

Since this Monday Barcelona forms part of the global network of cities that boast an American Space, a place to promote cultural exchange with the United Sates. The Ignasi Iglésias-Can Fabra library inaugurated this morning a centre...

Demonstrators in the streets of Barcelona with posters against bullfights on the 22nd of October 2016 (by ACN).

09 November 2016 07:32 PM

Spanish Government cannot impose return of bullfighting on Catalonia, say dissenting magistrates

Bullfighting was effectively banned in Catalonia in 2012, after a Parliament Act was approved in 2010. On 20th of October last, however, the Spanish Constitutional Court (TC) annulled the prohibition. Eight of the eleven magistrates at the TC...

Closed stand of the Mediterranean Games in Tarrgona (by ACN)

07 November 2016 06:53 PM

Tarragona Mediterranean Games will have to wait until 2018

On the 15th of October 2011 the International Committee of the Mediterranean Games (ICMG) chose Tarragona as the city to host the Games in 2017. In this way Tarragona, in southern Catalonia, culminated its quest for the event, dating back to...

Catalan MEPs, Josep Maria Terricabras (ERC), Ramon Tremosa (PDECat) and Ernest Urtasun (ICV)

27 October 2016 07:41 PM

Overturning of bullfighting ban in Catalonia outrages 37 MEPs from different parties and countries

The possibility that bullfighting could return to Catalonia by imposition of the Spanish Constitutional Court (TC) has outraged 37 MEPs from five different parties. The signatories of a joint declaration, promoted by Catalan Eco-Socialist ICV...

Image of the statue of Franco lying on the esplanade of 'El Born' Cultural Centre this Friday 20th of October 2016 (by ACN)

21 October 2016 02:40 PM

Barcelona dismantles Franco exhibition after sculpture of dictator pulled down

Barcelona’s City Hall had to dismantle the exhibition ‘Franco-Victory-Republic: impunity and urban space’after the equestrian sculpture of dictator Francisco Franco was...

Empty desks at Badalona’s City Hall (by ACN)

11 October 2016 07:49 PM

Judge prohibits Badalona City Hall from working on Spain’s National Day

Administrative Court Number 14 of Barcelona has prohibited Badalona City Hall from opening any municipal offices on Spain’s National Day, this Wednesday the 12th of October. The municipal government of Badalona announced...

Emblem of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), Spain's highest judicial institution (by ACN)

10 October 2016 02:33 PM

Council of Europe warns Spain over violation of its recommendations on judicial independence

Spain is failing in transparency and judicial independence. According to the Group of States against Corruption of the Council of Europe (Greco), the Spanish Government has not satisfactorily applied any of the...

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