Catalonia Today

EU may permit 0% VAT

Executive wants to give states more flexibility in allowing lower levels of taxes and proposes exemptions for SMEs operating in more than one state

international

Trump says CNN winner of 'Fake News Award'

Donald Trump has kept his promise and announced the “winners” of the first edition of the bizarre awards for the most dishonest media and distributors of fake news. The TV network CNN, one of the most...

international

HRW sees global resistance as curbing populism

The advance of populism slowed in 2017 due to resistance in a number countries , according to Human Rights Watch (HRW), which warned of the risk of major parties adopting nationalist and discriminatory...

business

Borges Group ends 2017 up 99% on profits

Food group Borges International closed 2017 with a net profit of €14.8 million, 99% more than the previous year, after a process of internal reorganisation and commitment to industrial and commercial...

justice

Youth arrested for assault in Metro in Barcelona

Police arrested a 18-year youth on Tuesday for an assault another youth at the Navas metro station. detainee, a minor at the time of the assault was with two other youths. He is accused of intended homicide...

economy

China’s GDP records 6.9% growth in 2017

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of China has risen to 6.9% in 2017, 2% more than the previous year, which is the first increase since 2010and it looks as though the figure for 2018 could go as far as...

Pope proposes international statute for Jerusalem

The Pope yesterday proposed a special status that preserves the vocation of a “place of peace” for Jerusalem with international guarantees in a letter addressed to the Imam of the Al Azhar Islamic...

Torrent: a perfectionist

A rapid rise through the political ranks of ERC, councillor and then mayor, Torrent arrived in Parliament in 2012 and now is its youngest ever Speaker

weather

Gusts cause rail delays and damage

Wind gusts of over 100 km per hour in different parts of the country caused an avalanche of calls to the 112 fire and emergency telephone to report multiple incidents from Tuesday night until yesterday...