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politics

Sánchez renounces judicial approach to Catalan issue

Pedro Sánchez inherited an ample portfolio of lawsuits and judicial litigations between the Government of the Generalitat and the Catalan parliament on June 1 from his predecessor Mariano Rajoy that he...

commerce

Royal Caribbean wants spot in cruise terminal

US Royal Caribbean cruise line has requested permission from the Port of Barcelona to remodel and manage the terminal C, according to sources confirmed by the port authority yesterday. The line follows...

justice

Judge orders search of dental clinics

The Mossos d’Esquadra and Spanish police yesterday carried out searches in iDental centres in Barcelona, Girona and Tarragona as part of an investigation into the alleged crimes of “fraudulent administration,...

international

Portugal breaks heat wave record, Spain similar

Eight places in the centre, south and east of Portugal have broken their local temperature records during the ongoing heatwave. The highest temperature recorded on Thursday was 45.2ºC near Abrantes, a...

A Union distanced from its citizens

Euro-skeptic parties criticise the lack of democracy and transparency in the EU’s decision-making process

international

First setback for new Italian government

Italy’s public television watchdog commission, yesterday rejected the appointment of Marcello Foa as the new CEO of the RAI. Foa was proposed by the 5 Star Movement (M5E) and the Lega government but...

local government

Ros appointed ambassador to Andorra

The current mayor of Lleida and the president of the PSC, Àngel Ros, will renounce his positions after being proposed to represent Spain as ambassador to Andorra by foreign affairs minister Josep Borell....

Taxi driver strike to go on

Unions maintain indefinite stoppage despite development ministry pledging legislation, while cab drivers continue to block streets in central Barcelona

economy

GDP growth over 3% in second quarter of 2018

The economy grew by 0.7% in the second quarter of the year, representing growth of 3.1% in annual terms. The figures provided yesterday by the Catalan treasury department confirm the continued growth of...

culture

Enciclopèdia Catalana to publish Sant Jordi novel

Enciclopèdia Catalana has won the concession from Òmnium Cultural to publish the winning novel of the Sant Jordi prize for the next three years. Created in 1947, the Sant Jordi prize, as it has been...

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