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A farmer for a day

Picking fruit or vegetables or feeding livestock is becoming something of a tourist attraction thanks to the ‘Benvinguts a pagès’ initiative, which allows visitors to experience rural life and is now celebrating its fourth anniversary

HEROISM that saved a nation’s HERITAGE

An exhibition at Catalonia’s Archaeology Museum looks back and remembers the heroic efforts made by staff and experts to protect the country’s artistic and cultural treasures at the onset of the Spanish Civil War

1,700,000 reasons for being a Member of the European Parliament

Some 1.7 million people voted for Puigdemont, Comín and Junqueras in the European election but Spain is determined to prevent them from carrying out their functions as MEPs

End of two- party rule

The EU is set to get the most fragmented Parliament in its history following the May 26 European elections

The victory of the left

ERC and PSC were the big winners in the local elections, with Esquerra consolidating its position in the independence camp and the Socialists overcoming objections to the political prisoners

Boost for pro-independence camp

With ERC winning a record 22 seats in the Spanish parliament and JxCat’s seven seats, the parties in favour of a republic are well-placed to put pressure on Pedro Sánchez to engage in talks with Catalonia

Quality TOURISM

Boosting innovative initiatives across Catalonia to attract more visitors throughout the year is one of the goals of the government’s latest strategic plan for the sector

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BREXIT AND THE WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT

Uncertainty persists regarding how and when the United Kingdom (UK) will leave the European Union (EU) after Theresa May suffered a third consecutive defeat in the House of Commons over the withdrawal...

A season of PASSION

The season of passion plays is underway around Catalonia, with the biggest productions taking place in Olesa, Esparreguera, Cervera and Ulldecona, the latter celebrating 65 years of putting on the story of Jesus

Electoral marathon

Voters will be called to the ballot box three times in under a month, with a general election followed by local and European elections, all against the backdrop of the ongoing trial of independence leaders in Spain’s Supreme Court