News from El Punt Avui

society

59,600 people visited Palau Macaya last year

Palau Macaya was visited by 59,595 people last year, almost 20% more visitors than the previous year: indeed this is the highest number of visitors received since its opening six years ago. The centre’s...

Turkey

France censured over Armenian genocide day

French President Emmanuel Macron’s announcement on Tuesday about making April 24 the national day to commemorate the Armenian genocide was met with controversy in Turkey. Yesterday authorities in Turkey...

Education

UPC wants to up their number of female students

Only 25% of the students of the Polytechnic University of Barcelona (UPC) are women. To increase this percentage, the UPC is running the “Aquí STEAM” program which plans to encourage 9 to 14 year-old...

Macedonia

Skopje signs NATO accession protocol

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia yesterday, together with 29 NATO members, signed the NATO accession protocol. “It’s a historic day, it’s been a long journey,” said the Macedonian foreign...

FRANCE

Di Maio meets with “yellow vest” leaders in Paris

The Italian vice prime minister and leader of the 5 Stars Movement (M5E), Luigi Di Maio, met with prominent figures from the yellow vest movement on Tuesday to offer his support. The meeting, which took...

society

Aquatic bird numbers drop at Delta de l’Ebre

Delta de l’Ebre (literally Delta of the Ebro) is home to one of Catalonia’s most famous nature reserves for birdwatching, however the flooded surface area of the rice fields of delta de l’Ebre is...

Himalayas

One third of glaciers doomed to disappear

A landmark report warns that a third of the glaciers in the Hindu Kush -Himalaya (HKH) region are going to melt because of climate change. This will have serious consequences for nearly two billion people....

Spain

Rato reports government pressured Bankia

The former president of Bankia, Rodrigo Rato, said yesterday that Rajoy’s government put pressure on him to raise provisions “without any legal basis” and unforeseen in Bank of Spain accounting standards”....

Referendum trial live

El Punt Avui TV will broadcast the trial in full, viewers will also be able to follow the trial on the newspaper’s website

3,750 troops sent to US - Mexico border

The United States Department of Defence announced yesterday that 3,750 more troops were being sent to the US-Mexico border for three months, over this time they are to string up about 240 meters of concertina...