Catalonia Today


Novelist Javier Sierra wins 2017 Planeta award

Journalist and writer Javier Sierra has won this year’s Planeta prize for his novel El fuego invisible. The prize, which comes with an award of 601,000 euros, was pres ented to Sierra yesterday in an...


Programmes to help unemployed to receive €22m

The employment department is to devote €22m to programme helping the unemployed find work. The ’UBICAT’ programme will get €7.1m, while the ’ENFEINA’T’ programme will get €14.9m. Department...


Third sector social group looks to choose new head

Francina Alsina, head of the Federació Catalana de Voluntariat Social, and Núria Carrera, until a few months ago the dean of the Col·legi de Treball Social, are the two candidates to head the Taula...

Márquez MotoGP lead cut after Dovizioso win

Italian Andrea Dovizioso snatched a last-gasp win at the Japanese MotoGP in Motegi to cut Catalan Marc Márquez’s championship lead to 11 points. With rain falling, Ducati rider Dovizioso and Honda’s...


Nine deaths on main roads over holiday weekend

The Catalan traffic agency, the SCT, yesterday issued a warningdue to the high level of road accidents over the long holiday weekend. SCT head, Eugenia Doménech, called the weekend “dramatic”, in...

'Jupiter’s Moon': Best Film for refugee’s story

Fantasy cinema is much more than simply entertainment and does not always overlook the great conflicts of the world. At least this is the belief of the official jury of the Festival of Sitges, which yesterday...

What is worrying Europe?

Europe is concerned that an independent Catalonia could act as a catalyst in other regions; Russia, China and the UK see a threat to the European model

Mediation, nothing but mediation

President Carles Puigdemont has asked three times for the help of an international referee to redirect the conflict

Brussels ignores petition

Brussels avoids talk of dialogue and continues to back Rajoy; France Italy, and Germany warn they will not recognise a declaration of independence