Catalonia Today

Car Free Day coincides with Mercè festivities

Workshops promoting sustainable mobility, games, and gastronomic bicycles driving popcorn makers substituted the usual traffic on Barcelona’s Via Laietana yesterday to celebrate Car Free Day, part of...

justice

Investigation into the origin of Pujol’s fortune

The judge investigating the case of the family fortune of former Generalitat president Jordi Pujol has ordered the police to review the summary of the Grand Tibidabo case which involved fraud by Javier...

international

Far-right second in opinion polls in Germany

The Merkel led coalition government in Germany continues to lose public support with the far-right proving to be the main beneficiary. The Alternative for Germany party (AfD) has overtaken the Social Democrats...

international

Russia planned to help Julian Assange escape

Russian diplomats held secret talks in London last year with people close to Julian Assange in order to decide if they could help him flee the UK, reports The Guardian. A tentative plan was devised that...

municipal politics

Valls stakes his claim to a place in Barcelona’s political scene

What has been one of the worst guarded secrets in Barcelona’s local politics in recent times, will make the light of day next Tuesday. The former French prime minister, Manuel Valls, will officially...

Spain: like a “banana republic”

More emails by judges damage Spain’s international reputation; Madrid says they are 'personal' messages

Over 200 extra places for underage migrants

The Catalan government yesterday decided to create 230 places for unaccompanied and underage foreign migrants who have arrived in Catalonia in recent weeks. The measure aims to solve the problems overwhelming...

spain

Sánchez agrees to address Senate

Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, is under siege over his doctoral thesis as it emerged yesterday that he had copied a talk by a Spanish diplomat. Attempting to play down the significance of the...

transport

Road tax instead of tolls would save €160m a year

With the change of government in Madrid, the Catalan authorities will again ask the ministry of public works to help with implementing a road tax to replace tolls on motorways and main roads in Catalonia....