Catalonia Today

politics

Solbes admits not seeing crisis coming

The minister of the economy in the government of José Luis Zapatero, Pedro Solbes, yesterday admitted to not having seen the 2008 crisis coming and not having correctly ascertained the depth of the crisis....

international

At least 15 dead in torrential rains in California

Rescue crews with dogs and imaging equipment searched the hills around Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday for more than 20 people missing after rain-driven mudslides swept through the community, killing...

international

Ecuador feels it can no longer shield Assange

Ecuador said on Tuesday it was exploring mediation to solve the standoff over Julian Assange, who has been holed up in Ecuador’s Embassy in London for five years, and called for cooperation from the...

Sala Apolo celebrates its 75th anniversary

There is only one dancehall in Barcelona and throughout Spain that can celebrate 75 years of life, and that is Barcelona’s Sala Apolo, and 2018 is the year. The only venue to be created exclusively as...

economy

Catalonia tops ranking in self- employed

In December 2017 there were 546,807 registered self-employed in Catalonia in the Special Scheme for Self-Employed (RETA), representing an increase of 0.1% (459) with respect to 2016 and while it is not...

justice

Man arrested for murder after knifing

A 48-year-old man was arrested by the Mossos d’Esquadra yesterday for murder following a knifing which occurred in a Santa Coloma de Gramenet street in an argument between two men. Both men are from...

international

Collision at sea with 32 seamen missing

A tanker carrying Iranian oil and run by the country’s top oil shipping firm was ablaze and spewing cargo into the East China Sea on Sunday after colliding with a Chinese freight ship, leaving the tanker’s...

tourism

Record number of visitors to Montserrat

Montserrat registered a record number of visitors in 2017, a total of 2,728,453, 8% more than in 2016 The nature reserve has also seen an increase in visitors, up 5%, reaching 647,654, according to the...

local bodies

E-government means €2.4 million saved

Citizens in the Maresme have saved €2.4 million as a whole thanks to the adaptation of many of the municipalities to the so-called e-government. According to a study released by the Consortium of Open...