Catalonia Today

Parliament to pass first cannabis law

Catalan parliament will approve pioneering law to regulate use and legal cultivation under strict control

politics

Millo praises state’s efforts in Catalonia

The Spanish government’s delegate in Catalonia, Enric Millo, defended the work that has been carried out by central government in Catalonia following the long list of non-compliance presented by the...

society

Courses in first- aid for choking in restaurants

More than 600 people die each year from choking in Catalonia, especially when eating food. In order to prevent such situations in restaurants, Fundació Mapfre and the Association of Cooks and confectioners...

international

Suspicion of arson in forest fire in Portugal

Firefighters suspect the fire that swept through the area of Pedrógão Grande in the centre of the country last week, was intentional. President of the firefighters’ union Jaime Marta Soares, said that...

Spanish Minister of Interior changes tack

After the Catalan President Carles Puigdemont decided to unilaterally convene Catalonia’s Security Commission on July 3, the Interior Minister, Juan Ignacio Zoido, yesterday decided to tone down the...

Brussels averts massacre

Belgian security forces avert a possible massacre in the capital’s central rail terminal on Tuesday gunning down man with shrapnel and gas bomb

international

Macron confirms absolute majority in France

Despite one of the lowest turnouts in history, the predictions were confirmed in yesterday’s second round of the French legislative elections with Emmanuele Macron’s En Marche projected to have won...

economy

Condis profit €7 million in 2016, 5% up on 2015

Supermarket chain Condis have reported an annual turnover of €689 million in 2016 which has resulted in a €7 million profit for the firm, and a 5% increase over the previous year. The company also...

international

A debilitated UK begins Brexit talks today

Almost a year after the Brexit referendum resulted in the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the talks for the political and economic divorce begin today. The recent elections which backfired on Theresa...