News from El Punt Avui


PDeCAT wants decision for 0-1 memorial

The PDeCAT group wants a street or square in an “emblematic and symbolic” location in Barcelona to be renamed as October 1, in respect to the first anniversary of the celebration of the referendum...

IOC announces Refugee Team for 2020 Olympics

The IOC has decided that an Olympic refugee team will participate in the Tokyo Games, as it did in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. The International Olympic Committee wishes to send a message of solidarity and...


Man freed after arrest for murder of journalist

A Romanian man who had been detained as part of the investigation into the killing of a Bulgarian journalist in the northern town of Ruse has been freed, police said on Tuesday. The police said a man had...

Mutual support for mental health

The Sant Pau Hospital has set up a mutual assistance programme for people admitted to the acute psychiatry unit and people with mental disorders that have been through the same experience. The programme...

A very uneasy partnership

Torra appeals to the spirit of disobedience of 1-O and the declaration of independence; ERC urges partners to move ahead and shun rhetoric


Two female directors making waves at Sitges Film Festival

Yesterday was another day without big stars at the Sitges Film Festival, although there were several interesting films by female directors, especially the Italian film Lazzaro felice, by Alice Rohrwacher,...

EU again accused of inaction over rights

Puigneró lodges complaint after European Commission fails to rule on state Internet censorship related to 1-O


Catalonia says farewell to its diva

Schubert’s Ave Maria, ’Lcia ch’io pianga’ by Haendel, ’O mio babbino caro’, by Giacomo Puccini, and ’La Vergina Degli Angeli’ by Giuseppe Verdi, all in the voice of Montserrat Caballé,...


Caixa Foundation donates €3m for child cancer

Fundació Caixa will contribute €3 million to the new Pediatric Cancer Center in Barcelona, at the Sant Joan de Déu hospital, Isidre Fainé, and the managing director of the hospital, Manel del Castillo,...


China accuses Interpol chief of corruption

Meng Hongwei, the former Interpol chief, is under investigation for taking bribes, China’s ministry of public security (MPS) said on Monday, becoming the latest top official to fall in President Xi Jinping’s...