News from El Punt Avui

A unanimous defence of universal health care

The association representing Catalonia’s social workers, Tscat or the Col·legi Oficial de Treball Social de Catalunya, and the association representing the country’s doctors, CCMC or Metges de Catalunya,...

culture

Comic book explores Dalí’s life in a dream

Despite being a visual artist, Salvador Dalí has most often been a subject for writers. Yet, that seems to be changing. On Friday, the latest film by Ventura Pons, Miss Dalí, opened in Figueres, while...

Girona face Real Sociedad; Valencia welcome Espanyol

Two of Catalonia’s La Liga sides are in action today, beginning with Girona’s trip to the Anoeta stadium to take on Real Sociedad at 6.30pm. The Catalans are in top form and still pursuing a European...

Tourism

Lleida airport ends season with more passengers

The Lleida-Alguaire airport will end the winter season with its second-best result in the number of passengers since it began running winter flights in 2011. Between December last year and April, more...

spain

The university rector demolishes Cristina Cifuente’s defense

The controversy surrounding the r presumed masters degree of Cristina Cifuentes has her backed into a corner. Yesterday, the Rector of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Javier Ramos, torpedoed the defence...

Next stop, Berlin

Puigdemont defines the existence of political prisoners in Europe as “shameful” on his release from Neumünster

international

Former spy recovering and out of danger

Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal is no longer in a critical condition and his health is improving rapidly more than a month after he was poisoned with a nerve agent in England, the British hospital treating...

economy

Chamber of Commerce closes year with surplus

The Barcelona Chamber of Commerce closed the 2017 financial year with an operating profit of nearly €1 million and a surplus of €70,596, marking three consecutive years of positive results The budget,...

economy

Inland Revenue payout 5% less than last year

Spain’s Inland Revenue service is expected to pay €1.67 billion in tax returns in Catalonia in 2017, 5.3% less than the previous year. The treasury estimates that 3,556,000 taxpayers will file returns...

Germany sees justice done

The Schleswig-Holstein court liberates Carles Puigdemont and rules out charges of rebellion as it did not evidence any act of violence in Catalonia