Catalonia Today

President meets MPs in Portugal

Torra raises the international profile of the conflict in a visit to Lisbon as Spain recovers from Borrell’s slip-up in Germany

science

Catalan research institute part of mission to study exoplanets

The European Space Agency (ESA) has declared the Cheops satellite fit to fly on what will be the first ESA mission specifically aimed at gathering knowledge of exoplanets. A small telescope will go into...

ENVIRONMENT

EU declares war on single-use plastics

In the last few days, the European Parliament in Strasbourg has approved a number of measures to avoid the use of single-use plastics. Wednesday, and accord was approved which will see the end of single-use...

ICELAND

WowAir cancels all flights and goes bust

Icelandic low-cost airline WowAir announced that it was cancelling all flights, leaving some passengers stranded, after it failed to agree new deals with investors and venture capitalists to sustain its...

SOCIETY

Brunei punishes homosexuality with death

As of next week when the new penal code in Brunei will come in to effect, homosexuality, which was already illegal in the small Asian monarchy, will be punishable whipping, or even death, as will adultery...

Facebook to ban white supremacist content

Facebook has announced it will take action against white supremacists and their content on the social media platform. This comes weeks after a terrorist with white-supremacist connections shot and killed...

POINT MADE

29-M: a day few understand

Britons will take away some mixed, and mixed-up feelings from today. Some will be disappointed, as the Brexit dream seems to not have materialised on the day it was supposed to, for others, a feeling of...

Borrell lowers tone, again

Josep Borrell continues to embarrass Spain, walking out of an interview, then returning, then calling the interviewer a “liar” and “an ignorant”

The Rosas company’s Achterland makes a comeback

For a limited time only (until Saturday) you can see Achterland at the Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona.Achterland is a Rosas company choreography, a modern dance classic. It came out in 1990 and was performed...