Catalonia Today

society

Catalan lawyers want legal system to enshrine Catalan

Only 8.2% of the sentences of 2017 were handed down in Catalan, a figure that has falling in recent years. In an attempt to reverse this trend, Catalan lawyers have demanded that judges and prosecutors...

State of the Nation debate a failure

The President came off better than the Leader of the Opposition but 42% believe that the debate had no winner

health

Breast cancer in males at last draws attention

The Hospital Clínic de Barcelona yesterday presented the Fundació INVI, the first foundation of its type created in Spain, to “make visible what is invisible” and to promote awareness of male breast...

international

Interpol chief’s wife fears husband is dead

Grace Meng, the wife of the acting director of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, secretly detained in China, said yesterday that she is not sure if her husband was still alive after mysteriously disappearing last...

economy

Banc Sabadell earns equality distinction

Banc Sabadell has received the DIE Award for Equality in Business, awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumerism and Social Welfare, for its policies in favour of equal professional opportunities...

Colau headed for trouble with police

Relations between the government of Ada Colau and Barcelona’s municipal police force have never been easy but the situation has now been aggravated by the decision, not yet finalised, to dissolve the...

Canada’s yes to cannabis

The North American country becomes the first industrialised nation to legalise cannabis for recreational use; Uruguay legalised its use in 2013

international

Floods kill at least 10 near Carcassonne

Severe flooding caused devastation in parts of south-western France on Sunday night with at least 10 people dead. The town of Carcassonne was on alert as water levels continued to rise. Heavy storms swamped...

medicine

Stem cell study gives clue to eradicating HIV

Reserach by Irsicaixa and the Gregorio Marañón hospital has found five people infected with HIV who received a stem cell transplant for a serious hematologic condition have tested virus-free in blood...