Catalonia Today

commerce

US navigation and GPS leader opens in Barcelona

The US navigation and GPS company Garmin has opened its first store in Spain in the L’Illa Diagonal shopping mall, offering the wide variety of navigation and tracking systems it specialises in. In addition,...

health

Baselga resigns from Sloan Kettering Centre

Josep Baselga has resigned as a medical director of the Sloan Kettering Cancer Memorial in New York after The New York Times made public that he had failed to inform the centre that he had been paid millions...

international

Hurricane Florence makes landfall in the US

North Carlina officials are predicting that the Category One storm Hurricane Florence could cause the heaviest flooding in a millenium. The storm reached the coast and will bring heavy rains for days....

Lehman Brothers: 10 years on

Lehman Brothers bankruptcy marked the beginning of the recession; recovery has not yet reached 2008’s levels

War of the theses goes on

Sánchez gives in and says he will make his doctoral thesis public today as he comes under pressure from the leaders of the Ciutadans and PP parties

politics

Vote passes to exhume Franco’s remains

The Spanish parliament yesterday voted to exhume the remains of Francisco Franco from his tomb in the Valley of the Fallen, the underground basilica that he had built near Madrid. The opposition PP and...

transport

Heavy vehicle traffic up 134% on motorways

Restrictions on heavy vehicles using the N-340 and N-240 main roads has increased lorry traffic on the AP-7 and AP-2 motorways. The restriction, which came into effect on September 2 aiming to reduce accidents,...

politics

Castellers pull out of cancer ad due to their shirt colour

A group of castellers (builders of human towers) from Vilanova i la Geltrú has pulled out of an ad to help the Sant Joan de Déu hospital campaign for children with cancer due to the colour of their shirts....

Major rise in politically motivated hate crime

The number of incidents of politically motivated discrimination reported to the police has shot up in Catalonia, rising to 121 cases last year (of a total of 393 reports of hate motivated offences) compared...