News from El Punt Avui


The long view

Apart from baldness and a bad back, one thing that comes with age is a sense of perspective. Looking back shows us that the life-changing decision that kept us from sleeping wasn’t such a big deal after...

Long-term resident

Went to see the Gipsy

I’m as useless at predicting election results as I am at riding a bicycle, so this article, with its mid-January deadline, will avoid speculation about the Catalan elections to be held on February 14th,...

David Cassà

“Every month we bill a little less”

NO WORK FOR EVERYONE “I’ve driven around Barcelona for over four hours without anyone stopping me”

Elisabeth Reixach

“I believe that online education will be greatly strengthened from now on”

ONLINE EDUCATION “Students are very accustomed to using social media and searching online, and are very comfortable in front of a screen”

Sílvia Esteve

“We know this is not a normal school year”

ATTENDANCE IN PERSON “Pupils don’t want to stay at home, they need to come to school”

Ramon Valls

“There are reinfected, and I’m a case in point”

STARTING OVER “I sent Whatsapp messages home telling them, as if it were some feat, that I’d been able to walk for a minute”


I’m the only foreigner in the Catalan government,” Italian, Francesca Bria used to sometimes say when introducing herself to a public audience. In the two years leading up to the pandemic, her team’s...

Solidarity, but with whom?

More than three years ago the Parliament of Catalonia proclaimed independence. The Catalan Republic embodies values valid for universal progress. And it was another attempt to resolve the national conflict...

Jordi Juncà
CHEF & OWNER OF Ca l’Enric restaurant

“Our industry has felt helpless and criminalised”

NEW PROJECT “We’ve turned one of the wedding rooms into a new, more affordable restaurant with traditional home cooking”

Josep Barri

“We’re the easy option when it comes to making cuts”

CANCELLATIONS “This year, with the two bands, we had hoped to do some 80 gigs and we didn’t even reach 25”