News from El Punt Avui

Barcelona take on Valencia tonight at Mestalla stadium

Barcelona travel to the Mestalla stadium this evening to take on Valencia at 8.45pm. Ernesto Valverde’s side will be looking to hold on to top spot in La Liga after only managing two points from their...

immigration

Police union files suit over treatment of young migrants

The Barcelona prosecutor has accepted a suit filed by Catalan police union, Sap-Fepol, and will open an investigation into the Dgaia child protection service for allowing underage migrants to sleep in...

The great Catalan diva

Montserrat Caballé died yesterday in Barcelona aged 85, dafter a long illness. Artists, politicians and opera houses paid tribute to the singer

politics

Torra and Aragonès project image of unity after falling out

The Government continues. Quim Torra and Pere Aragonès went to lengths yesterday to project an image of contrition and stability to prop up the executive following the falling out - they termed “difficulties”...

international

Head of Interpol missing after trip to China

French police are investigating the apparent disappearance of Meng Hongwei, the head of Interpol. His wife reported him missing after a trip to China in late September. Meng served as Chinese Vice Minister...

economy

Changes to power bill announced by Minister

The Spanish government will suspend the tax on electricity generation for a period of six months and introduce an exemption from the hydrocarbon tax to deactivate the tax known as the “ecology cent”...

health

False cancer therapies in the crosshairs

Catalonia’s Department of Health has passed on to the State Prosecutor’s office information relating to five cases of conferences or websites that disseminate scientifically untested and unverified...

Nobel fights sexual violence as weapon

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win Nobel Peace Prize for ’efforts to end the use of sexual violence in warfare’.

Coalition on a knife’s edge

JxCat and ERC pro-independence parties put forward different formulas for prosecuted MPs to hand over parliamentary rights while session is adjourned

Retail sales in shops fall during September

The increase in the cost of living while at the same time salaries remain low are part of the equation that has seen a fall in local retail sales. According to the Comertia association, sales in small...