News from El Punt Avui

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...

CHINA

UN demands entry to Chinese Muslim camps

The United Nations has demanded access to the “re-education camps” in Xinjiang province, where more than one million Uyghur Muslims are imprisoned. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet,...

MIDDLE EAST

Yemen and rebels reach prisoner swap deal

At peace talks between the government of Yemen and Houthi rebels, a prisoner exchange was agreed. Martin Griffiths, UN Peace Envoy, spoke of “optimism” about the war which is “the worst humanitarian...

Chinese-US trade war: Huawei VP detained

The 90-day truce in the Chinese-US trade war, agreed by both countries’ presidents at the G20 summit, seemed fragile at the time, but the detention yesterday of one of the highest executives of Huawei...

The 32 “Trojans” acappella at Municipal and National theatres

After Operetta and Allegro, Cor de Teatre, is planning to move in a more dramatic direction. They are to abandon sung scenes with comic sketches to retell the Iliad and the Odyssey, with their gods and...

AP-7/ A-2 works unblocked

Green light for the new budget for road works to link Vallès and Baix Llobregat after 10 years on hold