Catalonia Today

Barcelona face Girona today in Catalan derby

It is a Catalan derby day today, with Barcelona visiting Girona. Barça will be looking to make up for their cup defeat against Sevilla midweek, as will Girona, who lost to Real Madrid. Barça have the...

SOCIETY

266 signs to be changed to speed limit of 90km/h

A government study of roads has led to the conclusion that over 250 signs that currently show a speed limit of 100 km/h need to be changed to 90 km/h. Some 266 signs will have to be changed on 500 kilometres...

The Crida calls for unity

Puigdemont’s and Torra’s movement sets the goal of establishing itself around the country to create a common front of pro-independence parties

Catalonia’s athenaeums look towards the future

Catalonia’s network of private cultural clubs known as athenaeums (ateneus in Catalan) are rethinking their future role by adapting to the new realities of society, including encouraging the participation...

Third meeting ends without a firm deal

Catalan and Spanish governments make “progress” but do not come to any major agreement on political conflict

education

18% of university students go abroad to study

More than 18% of university students in Catalonia spend some time studying abroad. It has been a growing trend in recent years and at 18.8% is close to the 20% European target set by the Bologna Process....

economy

Nissan plants to stop making NV200 diesel van

The Nissan plants in Barcelona and Montcada i Reixac will stop making the diesel model of the NV200 van in the summer and will focus on assembly of the electric model of the van, the e-NV200. The Japanese...

music

Caballé tribute concert set for April 12 at Liceu

The tribute concert for soprano Montserrat Caballé, who died on October 6 aged 85, will take place on April 12 in Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu. The event will be directed by theatre director Lluís...

art

Seventy Dürer engravings go on display in three Barcelona venues

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was an extraordinary painter, yet it is his engravings that provided him with everything he aspired to as an artist: money, renown and creative freedom. Dürer had personal...