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international

Judges accuse Le Pen of mis- appropriation

The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, accused so far of abusing privilege for the alleged illegal hiring of parliamentary assistants in the Eurochamber, was yesterday accused by the judges of embezzlement...

international

London and EU negotiate new timetable

British and European representatives are reported to be negotiating in secret a plan to extend the transition period of Brexit, whereby the United Kingdom would be subject to EU rules beyond the 21 months...

politics

Dozens of town councils ignore national holiday as protest

Dozens of Catalan town councils decided yesterday, as in previous years, to ignore the national holiday celebrating Spanish speaking countries by opening as usual and attending the citizens. President...

Pressure to pass budget

Pedro Sánchez makes deal with Podemos to approve 2019 budget, and courts pro-independence parties to reach majority of 171 votes in Congress

art

Picasso and Picabia at Fundació Mapfre

It has become common to see exhibitions comparing the work of Pablo Picasso with that of other artists. The latest is a new exhibition at the Fundació Mapfre titled Picasso-Picabia. Painting in Question,...

economy

Seat beats records with 415,600 cars sold by September

Vehicle manufacturer Seat has set a new record in its total sales between January and September of this year, with 415,600 cars sold, 17.1% more than in the same period last year. The figure is the best...

society

Barcelona city council creates Smart City Week

Between November 5 and 11, more than 40 events will take place in various areas of Barcelona to bring the concept of smart cities closer to the public. With the aim of fostering public interest in how...

Food Bank aims to recruit some 27,500 volunteers

Catalonia’s Food Bank (Banc d’Aliments) is looking to recruit 27,500 volunteers around the country for its annual food collection campaign known as the “Gran Recapte”, which will take place on...

politics

Guaranteed income to include gender victims

The Catalan parliament unanimously approved a bill yesterday proposed by the PSC that modifies the law on guaranteed minimum incomes which was passed in passed in 2017, to include homeless people, victims...

municipal

City Council chooses tender for memorial

The Barcelona City Council has announced the winner of the tender for the projected memorial space dedicated to the former women’s prison of Les Corts, where 5,000 inmates, opponents to the Franco regime,...