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  • 6-Jul-2022: 'Parliament speaker to verbally count vote of exiled MP despite court ruling'

    06 July 2022 08:28 PM
    6-Jul-2022: 'Parliament speaker to verbally count vote of exiled MP despite court ruling'
    The Catalan parliament bureau has agreed to verbally accept votes on motions in the chamber of an MP who is living in exile, potentially leading to another legal battle involving the chamber speaker.

HIGHLIGHTS


Former Catalan minister Lluís Puig in Brussels in June 2020 (by Natàlia Segura)

Parliament speaker to verbally count vote of exiled MP despite court ruling

Votes will not appear on the chamber’s screen to avoid legal repercussions
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Event in Costa Brava town expected to attract over a million people from July 22 to 26
MEPs Carles Puigdemont and Toni Comín in Strasbourg in 2020 (by Natàlia Segura)

EU court rejects Puigdemont's appeal against EU parliament decision to initially bar him from MEP seat

Former president and minister's delay in taking office is "result of application of Spanish law"...

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Automatic 5-day sick leave for people with Covid-19 symptoms

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POLITICS


Parliament speaker Laura Borràs during a plenary session, February 24, 2022 (by Marta Sierra)

Parliament speaker rejects resigning despite indictment for alleged corruption

Pro-independence Junts president accused of favoring friend in tender while at head of Institute...
A class at Frederic Godàs primary school, Lleida, September 13, 2021 (by Salvador Miret)

Court raises doubts about legality of legislation to counter 25% Spanish quota in schools

Magistrates ask prosecutors if decree and law approved in Catalonia should be taken to the...
Catalan president Pere Aragonès and Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez at Camp Nou on June 27, 2022 (Courtesy of PIMEC)

Spanish PM wants talks on Catalan independence to resume in July with Junts

Meeting with Catalan president following Pegasus espionage scandal still pending

SOCIETY


Arrels Foundation staff talk to a homeless person outside Barceloneta market, August 13, 2021 (by Albert Cadanet)

Number of people living on Barcelona streets increases to 2020 levels, charity warns

Most are in Ciutat Vella, followed by Eixample and Sants-Montjuïc
Former president of Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos (by Romério Cunha / creative commos)

Complaint filed for alleged attempted murder of ex-Angolan president in Catalonia

Eduardo dos Santos put in induced coma in Barcelona as daughter files complaint with Catalan police

BUSINESS


Moll d'Espanya dock during Barcelona Saló Nàutic boat show on October 10, 2018 (by Lluis Sibils)

Barcelona boat show will have ‘largest’ floating display to celebrate 60th edition

October will be first time El Saló Nàutic is held at three Port Vell docks with...
People check information boards in Barcelona airport (by Maria Asmarat)

May tourism figures down over 20% compared to pre-pandemic levels

Catalonia welcomed 1.4 million foreign visitors in the month, up more than 480% on 2021
A worker at the Quadpack Wood factory in Osona (by ACN)

Unemployment in Catalonia falls to July 2008 levels

Number of people without work has fallen each month since January, with less than 340,000 unemployed

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CULTURE


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28th edition will include long-loved favorites such as cosplay contests, musical performances,...

LIFE & STYLE


A woman cycles a bike on Parallel Avenue in Barcelona (by Laura Fíguls)

Cyclists want better bike lane connections within Barcelona and to surrounding towns

According to RACC drivers association survey, cyclists reject using same lanes as buses and...
Sant Pau restaurant chef Raül Balam (by Jordi Pujolar)

Son of Michelin-starred chef reopens legendary Sant Pau restaurant

"Casual" and "relaxed" eatery north of Barcelona will welcome diners from July 8
New 360º seafront viewpoint in Barcelona (by Blanca Blay)

New 360º viewpoint in Barcelona overlooks Mediterranean

Beachfront site ideal for watching 2024 America's Cup sailing races

SPORTS


Image of Barça Femení star Alexia Putellas on the Camp Nou stadium walls (by Cillian Shields)

Alexia Putellas suffers ACL injury, ruled out of Women’s Euros

Ballon d’Or winner expected to be out of action for up to 12 months
A shot of the Italy-Spain water polo 2022 World Championship final on July 3, 2022 (by DBM/Deepbluemedia for Royal Spanish Swimming Federation)

Catalans secure Spain’s men’s water polo World Championship victory

Spaniards defeated Italy 15-14 in a penalty shootout after a thrilling final

TECH & SCIENCE


New sub-Neptune planet discovered by the Astronomic Observatory in Albanyà

Catalan astronomers collaborating with NASA discover new sub-Neptune planet

Astronomic Observatory in Albanyà also partaking in asteroid creation research
Children celebrate the name of the second Catalan nanosatellite on June 13, 2022 (by Departament de Polítiques Digitals)

Catalonia’s second nanosatellite, ‘Menut’, to focus on climate change

Almost 20,000 children voted on name of satellite to be launched late-2022

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PODCAST: Castells – Catalonia's amazing human towers

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CATALAN TRIAL


Former Parliament speaker Carme Forcadell in the Supreme Court during the Catalan Trial (image from Supreme Court)

Former Catalan parliament speaker takes sedition case to human rights court

Carme Forcadell cites top Spanish court's "embarrassing" partiality
Seven Catalan independence leaders, among them Joaquim Forn in the center, leave prison on June 23, 2021 (by Nia Escolà)

Last pardoned independence leaders exhaust all sedition conviction appeals in Spain

Divided top court upholds sentences for Forn and Bassa, now likely to challenge in Europe
Esquerra Republicana's Raül Romeva, left, and Oriol Junqueras at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on July 6, 2021 (by Natàlia Segura)

Ex-vice president and foreign minister exhaust all sedition conviction appeals in Spain

Divided top court upholds sentence Junqueras and Romeva now likely to challenge in Strasbourg