Catalonia Today

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I’m the only foreigner in the Catalan government,” Italian, Francesca Bria used to sometimes say when introducing herself to a public audience. In the two years leading up to the pandemic, her team’s...

Solidarity, but with whom?

More than three years ago the Parliament of Catalonia proclaimed independence. The Catalan Republic embodies values valid for universal progress. And it was another attempt to resolve the national conflict...

Jordi Juncà
CHEF & OWNER OF Ca l’Enric restaurant

“Our industry has felt helpless and criminalised”

NEW PROJECT “We’ve turned one of the wedding rooms into a new, more affordable restaurant with traditional home cooking”

Josep Barri
COBLA MUSICIAN & HAVANERES BAND MEMBER

“We’re the easy option when it comes to making cuts”

CANCELLATIONS “This year, with the two bands, we had hoped to do some 80 gigs and we didn’t even reach 25”

Carles Santacreu
CHIEF INSPECTOR OF THE LOCAL PINEDA POLICE

“Most people have accepted the rules”

THE HARDEST THING “The most difficult thing for people is to wear a mask and avoid groups and ’invisible terraces’”

Joan Negrié
ACTOR & MANAGER OF SALA TRONO IN TARRAGONA

“The culture sector has been left helpless”

CREATING ENTHUSIASM “I had a change of mindset, and thought we mustn’t let ourselves sink... we had to work on future projects”

Susana Cuquet
HAIR AND BEAUTY SALON OWNER

“Customers were really keen to change their hair styles”

RESPONSIBILITY “The night before re-opening the salon I didn’t sleep, thinking how it would go, what the customers would be like...”

Dani & Albert Fibla
hYdroalcohOlic GEL manufacturers

“We haven’t stopped working a single day”

PRODUCTION “We thought it would be a matter of weeks but the use of hydroalcoholic gel has become commonplace”

Martí Làzaro
GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND ENTREPRENEUR

“Deciding to make masks saved the factory”

PRODUCTION “There was a point where Sporty was making a thousand masks a day. Now the average is between 500 and 700”