Catalonia Today

A speedy handover

It will be a case of a rapid turnover with the new incumbent taking possession as his predecessor leaves


Metropolitan beaches welcome summer season

Summer has arrived at the beaches of the metropolitan area of Barcelona. Yesterday saw the official start of the summer season with an institutional event that took place in Castelldefels. Ramon Torra,...


Around 100 dead in clashes in Nicaragua

The death toll from weeks of violent unrest in Nicaragua rose to almost 100 Thursday as embattled President Daniel Ortega rejected calls to step down and the Catholic Church, which has tried to mediate...


Big cats on the loose from zoo captured

Two lions, two tigers and a jaguar that escaped from a German zoo on Friday afternoon have been found, local media reported. The animals escaped from a zoo in Lueneburg in western Germany after flooding...


Police empty largest migrant camp in Paris

Police cleared an illegal refugee camp in Paris on Wednesday, in the French government’s latest attempt to deal with a migrant influx the country has been facing for the past three years. At the Millenaire...


Macedonians to vote on new name for country

Macedonia’s prime minister said on Wednesday that any new name for his country agreed to with Greece will be put to a referendum later this year. Zoran Zaev said Skopje and Athens have never been closer...


UAB installs biomass boiler for swimming pool

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) has installed a wood-chip biomass boiler in the sports centre (SAF) at the Bellaterra Campus for general heating and its water facilities, including the pool. The...


US Secretary of Commerce says talks waste time

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in Paris that tariffs are not an impediment to trade negotiations in answer to EU claims supporting multi-lateral agreements covering trade. Ross claims that such...


Cirsa’s operating profits increase to €106 million

Cirsa Gaming Corporation has reported an increase in its operating profit of €106.8 million in the first quarter, 0.7% more than in the same period in the previous year. The company stressed that this...