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education

Plan to reduce university tuition fees by 30%

The government is looking into reducing university tuition fees by 30% over a period of three years, which could begin in the next academic year, depending on the next budget passing in parliament. In...

Council launch calls for unity

Former Catalan president demands joint action from pro-independence parties, although CUP party rejects “symbolic logic” behind the initiative

New legislation aims to boost winemaking sector

The government is to go ahead with legislation governing the winemaking sector originally put forward under the previous executive. The aim is to bring Catalan legislation from 2002 into line with European...

society

Two die as light aircraft crashes into building in Badia del Vallès

The two occupants of a light aircraft died yesterday when the plane they were travelling in crashed into a building in Badia del Vallès, in Vallès Occidental. The crash happened as the plane was about...

Mossos d’Esquadra in the spotlight

Interior minister to meet president on Sunday to tackle fallout from heavy-handed police tactics at protests

business

Seat makes more sales until Nov than in all of 2017

Vehicle manufacturer Seat has made more sales between January and November than in the whole of last year. With 492,300 vehicles sold so far in 2018, sales are 13% up compared with the same period last...

Espanyol and Barcelona face off in Catalan derby

It’s a big day for Catalan football today with Espanyol hosting Barcelona at the RCDE Stadium. With six home wins out of seven in all competitions this season, Espanyol are in the best shape for years...

society

Tax on polluting vehicles not to begin until 2020

The government estimates that the new tax on polluting vehicles, part of the climate change legislation passed three years ago, will begin to be applied from 2020. That is according to the vice president...

Dancing around the truth

On 40th anniversary of constitution King Felipe VI claims it can bring “harmony” and refers in passing to “political problems” in Spain

GIRONA

Activists try to block far-right event

A group of anti-fascist protestors attempted to prevent an event organised in Girona last night, by Borbonia, Vox, the Partido Popular and the Plataforma per Catalunya (PxC), intended to celebrate 40 years...