Catalonia Today

High-speed-rail lines blocked, roads cut

Thousands of people were affected by yesterday’s protest actions that led to cuts in rail traffic, both at the Girona and Barcelona Sants high-speed-rail railway stations and several commuter lines.Railway...

Solidarity, up to a point

Commerce generally sympathetic to motivation behind strike, but does not share strategy adopted; adherence to strike irregular, lower than October 3

business

Companies considering shifts for D-21 elections

Workers may absent themselves from the workplace for four hours to vote but many companies are looking to establish shifts so that normal business is not prejudiced. Elections in Catalonia are usually...

Girona makes it three in a row with away win

Yesterday’s victory over Levant (2-1) at the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium leaves no room for doubt. Girona’s 3rd consecutive win was well deserved and has won respect for the 1st division newcomers....

economy

Santi Vila to atend S’Agaro XXII economic summit

Former Catalan minister for enterprise Santi Vila will participate in the XXII Economy Summit at S’Agaró, on October 24 and 25, according to organisation sources. Vila, who resigned as minister the...

international

Opposition leader takes refuge in Chilean embassy

Prominent Venezuelan lawmaker. Freddy Guevara has sought refuge in the Chilean ambassador’s residence in Caracas amid fears he could be jailed, a development that leaves the ailing opposition with even...

International

Brown claims that UK was misled by US about Iraq

The UK “was misled” by the US about the alleged nuclear arsenal of Saddam Hussein’s regime, meaning that the invasion of Iraq in 2003 “was not be justified”, concludes former UK PM Gordon Brown...

Exiles in Belgium, free

President and four ministers turn themselves in to Belgian police in Brussels in response to extradition warrant; the process could take three months

Refugees return to the Calais “Jungle”

On October 24, 2016, as 7,400 asylum seekers, waited with suitcases and backpacks at the entrance of the “jungle” for French social service workers to distribute them to shelters in the rest of France....