Catalonia Today

Catalan takes on courts

Justice Department to give Catalan language classes to court officials, 1,700 enrolled in practical classes for 2017; sentences in Catalan still very low

from the editor
marcela topor. mtopor@cataloniatoday.cat

A summer full of culture in the open air

The fine Mediterranean weather invites us to do activities outside, and what better then a good show in the open air? Every summer we offer a comprehensive guide to the year’s festivals between July...

Long-term resident
Matthew tree

Groundhog years

As it has been 18 years since I haven’t been allowed to vote in Britain, and as I have no intention of moving back there (alive or dead) I tend not to follow the country’s pre-election debates. But...

viewpoint. brett hetherington
Journalist and writer / bretthetherington.net

The rallying of the left

Elections can be strange events. The British one last month produced a mixture of results, but one thing it showed was that a genuinely democratic socialist government could be a distinct possibility the...

THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE
BARNEY GRIFFITHS

Ex-pats and 1-O

£“93 555 6724 Perkins”. That is the unexpected response I got when phoning an English work colleague here many years ago. She lived down the coast in Sitges, and hearing her answer the phone in this...

HEADING FOR THE HILLS
MARTIN KIRBY

An age of chaos

I have been battling to square the circle for a year now. The insanity that was Brexit depressed me so deeply, and this was subsequently compounded by the coronation of Trump. What was going on?Something...

Pollution 3rd cause of death in France

A Parisian is suing the French Republic for failing to control pollution, more than 30 law suits will follow

politics

Sánchez and Rivera join forces over O-1

With the failed attempt to reach an understanding that would oust Mariano Rajoy just one year ago still fresh in mind, the recently re-elected Secretary General of Spain’s Socialist party and the leader...

international

Nicolás Maduro claims Coup d’état underway

Grenades launched against the Constitutional Court from a police helicopter in Caracas is, according to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, an act of terrorism which marks the beginning of a coup d’état...