Catalonia Today

society

60% of welfare volunteers are women

Catalonia has 24,000 welfare entities, with more than 1.5 million people active, mainly thanks to the collaboration of about 510,000 volunteers. A study prepared by the Department of Work, Social Affairs...

24 Catalans in Summer Youth Olympics

The Summer Olympic Games to be held in in Buenos Aires will see 24 young Catalans among the 86 athletes selected by the Spanish Olympic Committee. The Argentine capital will host this competition of the...

commerce

Lego to open two stores in Barcelona

The Danish toy multinational Lego plans to open two stores in Barcelona and one in Zaragoza this year, adding to the two already operating in Madrid, according to the company’s representative in Spain,...

Rato: one step from imprisonment

The man who was Deputy Prime Minister of Spain, Director of the IMF and CEO of one of the most important banks in the country, Caja Madrid/Bankia will have to go to prison for the fraudulent use of the...

culture

Two exhibitions honour the vote

The Delegation of the Generalitat in the European Union was the venue for the opening of the Octubre 1 exhibition, which includes a collection of photographs and front pages from Catalan, Spanish and international...

Nobel prize

Nobel for fathers of immunological treatments

James P. Allison of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University in Japan have won the Nobel Prize for medicine for advances in harnessing the immune system to fight cancer....

international

Tsunami warning system failed in Celebes

Questions have arisen over why warning systems appeared to have failed after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Indonesia on Friday. The death toll from the quake and subsequent tsunami has reached...

The mandate of the people

Commemoration of the 1-0 at Sant Julià de Ramis and the gathering reminds Quim Torra that “the people command and the government obeys”

French legend Charles Aznavour dies at 94

Each art has its own style that caters to different tastes. Few are able to attract wide audiences and music is the same. Every style and every performer has an audience. Charles Aznavour, who died yesterday,...