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  • MEPs Toni Comín, Carles Puigdemont, and Clara Ponsatí photographed at a press conference in March 2021 (by Natàlia Segura)

    EU court provisionally restores MEP Puigdemont's parliamentary immunity

    ACN | Brussels
    24 May 2022 12:10 PM
    Fellow pro-independence politicians Comín and Ponsatí also granted status

HIGHLIGHTS


Bruce Springsteen during a concert in Camp Nou on May 14, 2016 (by Francesc Fàbregas via ACN)

Bruce Springsteen to start European tour in Barcelona in April 2023

American singer and The E Street Band will perform in Ireland, France, Italy, and other countries
Passengers walking through Barcelona airport (by Gemma Sánchez)

All Barcelona airport terminals fully operational after two years of pandemic

T2C and T2B modules reopen in addition to refurbished T1 wing for large aircraft
Star Wars exhibition in Movistar Center with Yoda life-size replica (by Movistar+)

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi Experience’ Star Wars exhibition opens in Barcelona

Fans can enjoy life-size replicas and learn about master Jedi’s history until June 18

COVID-19


Graph showing the first week of the vaccine rollout in Catalonia

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

On December 27, 2020, 89-year-old Josefa Pérez became first resident to receive a dose
Screenshot of a chart showing daily coronavirus cases reported in Catalonia

Coronavirus in Catalonia: daily figures explained in graphs

See how pandemic has evolved since February 25, 2020
Passengers walking through Barcelona airport (by Gemma Sánchez)

Tourists from outside EU can now enter Spain with a negative Covid test

Rules altered to now no longer only require a certificate of vaccination

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POLITICS


Former king Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía on May 11, 2019 (by Casa de Su Majestad)

'Explanations of what?': former Spanish king ends 4-day trip from UAE

Political parties criticize Juan Carlos I for failing to address corruption scandals
Spain's former high-ranking police official, José Manuel Villarejo, outside Spain's National Court, on March 4, 2021 (by Andrea Zamorano)

Ex Spanish police official claims ‘absolutely illegal’ actions were taken to quell independence movement

José Manuel Villarejo says he would “do it again” because they pursued “higher good” of...
Barcelona mayor, Ada Colau, during a speech in the City hall on December 17, 2021 (by Laura Fíguls)

Ada Colau to run for third term as Barcelona mayor in 2023 election

Barcelona en Comú party members unanimously enabled it in internal vote

SOCIETY


La Sagrera train station under construction on May 23, 2022 (by Marta Vidal)

Barcelona's La Sagrera train station 60% complete

Spanish transport ministry expects 50 million annual passengers once transport hub is operational
FBI wanted poster showing Catalan businessman Alejandro Cao de Benós

Catalan businessman on FBI most wanted list over North Korea links

Alejandro Cao de Benós accused of conspiracy to violate US sanctions by providing...

BUSINESS


Port de Barcelona (by Port de Barcelona)

First quarter 2022 exports up 14% year-on-year to over €21bn

Catalonia sales, up 21.7% on 2019 figures, account for a quarter of Spain’s total
ILJIN's headquarters in Seoul (by ILJIN)

South Korean battery component manufacturer ILJIN to set up factory in Catalonia

Company to invest €600m to open first European plant in western Catalan town, with 500 jobs...
A couple entering a store in Barcelona's Passeig de Gràcia shopping boulevard, on December 19, 2021 (by Eli Don)

Sundays from noon to 8pm: extended commercial timetables in force in central Barcelona

Shops will be able to open all days from May 15 to September 15, as employees fear being forced...

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See how pandemic has evolved since February 25, 2020

On December 27, 2020, 89-year-old Josefa Pérez became first resident to receive a dose

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CULTURE


The Roman military reenactment in Altafulla featured a demonstration of artillery from the time (by Ariadna Escoda)

Tarraco Viva festival underway with first full weekend of historical activities

Organizers hope to recover pre-pandemic attendance figures with program for all audiences in...
Some 'penyistes' preparing snails at the festival on June 1, 2019 (by Laura Alcalde)

Snail festival kicks off in Lleida with 200,000 anticipated attendees

L'Aplec del Caragol also features tastings, concerts, and human towers on banks of Segre river in...

LIFE & STYLE


Juno House's 'Nave' building, where members can work, chat and have a coffee (by Angus Clelland)

Juno House: women-only members' club opens in Barcelona

Spaces and events provide modern businesswomen opportunity to connect, work and unwind
President Zelensky's new caganer figurine with a Catalan farmer waving a Ukrainian flag on May 20, 2022 (by Caganer.com via ACN)

Ukraine’s president gets new caganer figurine

Traditional “poopers” in nativity scenes now also feature Catalan farmer waving...
Image of the observation deck at Mirador Torre Glòries (by Cillian Shields)

Breathtaking and fresh views of Barcelona from new Torre Glòries observation deck

Multidisciplinary installation and exhibition space brings together breathtaking sights, art,...

SPORTS


The front of the Spanish Olympic Committee's headquarter building in Madrid (by Andrea Zamorano)

Organizers to study 2030 Winter Games alternatives after no deal struck with Aragon

Catalonia may pursue solo candidacy after talks with neighboring region have broken down
Sebastian Vettel pictured at the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix (courtey of Aston Martin F1)

F1 driver Sebastian Vettel robbed in Barcelona and chases thieves on electric scooter

Four-time world champion took part in F1 Spanish Grand Prix on weekend

TECH & SCIENCE


ISE 2022 attendees lining up to enter the Fira Gran Via convention center (by Maria Aladern)

Holograms and interactive displays: ISE trade show kicks off in Barcelona

First full edition of audiovisual fair has already seen over 50,000 registered attendees and...
ISE's managing director, Mike Blackman, in Barcelona on April 21, 2022 (by Lluís Síbils / Quim Vallès)

Barcelona gears up for first full edition of ISE audiovisual fair May 10-13

Trade show with over 800 exhibitors and 28,000 registered attendees expects to draw in more than...

IN DEPTH


A garbage truck offloads waste at the Font Ollera landfill site outside Berga, November 30, 2021 (by Gemma Aleman)

PODCAST: Trash talk – is Catalonia's recycling system working?

From innovative collection strategies to massive processing plants, a look at the journey our...
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PODCAST: Filling the Sink – all episodes

From culture and sport to news and current affairs, 20-minute podcasts on all things Catalan 

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