Catalonia Today

A motion going nowhere

PDeCAT withdraws its motion urging talks without conditions but within the law, with Nogueras claiming PSOE has no real intention to negotiate

Back to school with 21 centres not ready

The new school year began yesterday in Catalonia for 1,567,316 students, with 21 centres not fully prepared to cater to the students with building and renovations still to be finished.The Generalitat Vice...

economy

Unions pleased following talks with Cunillera

Trade unions CCOO and UGT said they were pleased to meet with the new central government delegate in Catalonia, Teresa Cunillera, after “years of having the delegation doors closed” to them. The CCOO’s...

politics

PDeCat denies any ties with CDC in 3% case

PDeCAT yesterday denied any connection with CDC in the hearing in the Audiéncia Nacional into the so-called 3% case, which is investigating donations made to the foundations Catdem and Fòrum Barcelona...

economy

Copisca earns €100m with sale of subsidiary

The Catalan construction group Copisa has concluded an agreement with the French equity fund Mirova to sell 80% of its subsidiary, Copisa Concessions in an operation that will generate capital gains of...

international

US shuts down Palestine delegation

The US government yesterday took a further step in its change of policy in the Middle East by closing the office of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) in Washington. The executive justified the...

society

Grants awarded to five Catalan researchers

The European Research Council (ERC) has distinguished five Catalan researchers with ERC Proof Of Concept grants, which increases the funds that they already received from other European funds. The five...

society

Metro workers call strike for the Mercè

TMB metro employees committee has called partial service shutdowns, two hours per shift, for September 21, 22, 23 and 24 coinciding with the festivities of La Mercè festival. Union sources, say the strike...

Keeping the far right out

The tie between the ruling left-wing and the conservatives complicates the formation of a government; both claim they will not work with the far right