News from El Punt Avui

ENVIRONMENT

EU declares war on single-use plastics

In the last few days, the European Parliament in Strasbourg has approved a number of measures to avoid the use of single-use plastics. Wednesday, and accord was approved which will see the end of single-use...

ICELAND

WowAir cancels all flights and goes bust

Icelandic low-cost airline WowAir announced that it was cancelling all flights, leaving some passengers stranded, after it failed to agree new deals with investors and venture capitalists to sustain its...

SOCIETY

Brunei punishes homosexuality with death

As of next week when the new penal code in Brunei will come in to effect, homosexuality, which was already illegal in the small Asian monarchy, will be punishable whipping, or even death, as will adultery...

Facebook to ban white supremacist content

Facebook has announced it will take action against white supremacists and their content on the social media platform. This comes weeks after a terrorist with white-supremacist connections shot and killed...

POINT MADE

29-M: a day few understand

Britons will take away some mixed, and mixed-up feelings from today. Some will be disappointed, as the Brexit dream seems to not have materialised on the day it was supposed to, for others, a feeling of...

Borrell lowers tone, again

Josep Borrell continues to embarrass Spain, walking out of an interview, then returning, then calling the interviewer a “liar” and “an ignorant”

The Rosas company’s Achterland makes a comeback

For a limited time only (until Saturday) you can see Achterland at the Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona.Achterland is a Rosas company choreography, a modern dance classic. It came out in 1990 and was performed...

No end to the repression

The president of the Generalitat is bringing a lawsuit against the JEC and the public prosecutor is accusing him of disobedience

spain

Sánchez wrapped in Spanish and European flags

The president of Spain and PSOE presidential candidate Pedro Sánchez, yesterday disclosed his program for the coming elections: the plurinational state was shelved and Sánchez committed himself to “continue...

spain

Casado’s election promise adds fuel to the fire

PP leader Pablo Casado promised yesterday to commemorate the 5th centenary of the conquest of Mexico if he wins the election. Casado did this in response to statements made by Mexican president, Andrés...