Catalonia Today

politics

Mariàngela Vilallonga, new culture minister

Mariàngela Vilallonga, the vice president of the Institute of Catalan Studies, is to replace Laura Borràs as the Catalan culture minister. Borràs has to leave the post to contend the upcoming general...

business

Nissan ready to lay off up to 500, say unions

Vehicle manufacturer Nissan is looking at reducing staff numbers in its Barcelona plant by up to 500 people. The unions say the potential reduction comes after the company lowered production. Union representatives...

education

Barcelona to act against school segregation

Barcelona’s education consortium is to put an action plan into effect against segregation in schools. The plan will go into effect in the next academic year, although it will begin to be applied in the...

The battle of the banners continues

President Torra to take legal action against electoral commission and hangs third banner from government balcony

tourism

Long-distance visitors make up 50% of total tourist revenue

Last year, some five million so-called “quality” long-distance tourists, mostly from Asian countries, made up a quarter of all foreign visitors to Catalonia (19.1 million in all). However, while they...

Judge demands all info related to CUP HQ seige

Judge of Instruction Number 9 of Barcelona has called on the public prosecutor of Barcelona to produce all information and files related to the actions carried out on September 20, 2017, with regard to...

GC: “They teased us”

Guardia Civil agents testifying in Supreme Court were “insulted” and demonstrators made “hateful faces” at them, but no aggression

POINT MADE

Banning Spring

All these pedantic defenders of legality don’t know what to get het up about anymore, after Quim Torra (and many ajuntaments who were also required to do so) did what the Electoral Commission required...

CULTURE

New president for Miró Foundation

Sara Puig is the new president of the Miró Foundation, replacing Jaume Freixa, after ten years. Puig was elected by the board of trustees (of which she has been a member since 2013) to take the role on...