Catalonia Today

leisure

Adventure sports season starts in Pallars Sobirà

Pallars Sobirà yesterday opened the new adventure sports season with the first rafting excursions. The route went from Llavorsí to Rialp. The launch coincided with the new agreement with the Endesa utilities...

spain

Government to move Franco’s remains on June 10

The Spanish government will move the remains of former dictator, Francisco Franco, from his mausoleum in the Valley of the Fallen to a state-owned tomb in the municipal cemetery of Mingorrubio, known as...

environment

Students rally against climate change

The climate change movement led by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg is picking up momentum around the world, and in Catalonia. Yesterday, protests took place around the country. In Barcelona,...

Quarter of people at risk of poverty

Report shows that levels of inequality are rising in Catalonia after two years of economic improvement

culture

A tour through the life of Van Gogh in Barcelona’s Port Vell

Given the expense and the risks involved, galleries are increasingly reluctant to lend out their most valuable artworks. This has contributed to the proliferation of exhibitions that use technology to...

Tajani’s EU role at risk after Mussolini remarks

Making light of fascism in European politics clearly still comes at a serious cost. Antonio Tajani, the Italian currently presiding over the EuroChamber, was embarrassed yesterday by the reactions to his...

Yellow ribbon controversy

Ciudadanos threatens Torra with judicial moves regarding yellow ribbons as hooded thugs continue to remove them by night

FRANCE

French NGOs in court over climate change

Four French NGOs took the French government to court yesterday over what they deem “inaction” with regards to obligations on climate change. Greenpeace France, The Nicola Hulot Foundation, Notre Affaire...

HEALTH

Pioneeering laser surgery for epilepsy

The Hospital del Mar has become the first in the country to undertake laser surgery for the treatment of epilepsy and brain tumours. The technique is especially useful for accessing regions where traditional...