Forcadell i els altres quatre membres sobiranistes de la Mesa mostren a les càmeres la notificació del TC

Public prosecutor files charges against Forcadell, three other members of Parliament’s Board for the referendum resolution

The prosecutor omits Joan Josep Nuet, third secretary of the Board of the Parliament, from the lawsuit for his “unwillingness to join in the political project to break away [from Spain]”.

Artur Mas i Juan José Ibarretxe.

Mas joins Ibarretxe in San Sebastian: "Spain is attacking us"

Basque ex-president urges former president of Catalonia to continue the climb "right to the summit"

El sector que més va augmentar les exportacions va ser el de l'automòbil. A la foto, contenidors al port de Barcelona.

New historic record: Catalonia’s exports exceed €65 bn for first time

Trade deficit also grew due to economic recovery fueling imports

Cinc pacients vacunats pel VIH controlen el virus sense medicar-se

Five patients vaccinated against HIV manage virus levels without medication

The experimental vaccine, which underwent trails in Can Ruti, reduces the viral load to almost undetectable levels

Oriol Junqueras i Lluís Salvadó, vicepresident i secretari d’Hisenda respectivament,  en la recent inauguració de la nova seu de l’Agència Tributària de Catalunya.

Revenue relief: the Catalan government’s income from taxes rose by almost 10% in 2016

The revenue managed by the Catalan government increased almost 6% thanks to a growth in real estate and tourism

Barcelona acollirà el centre de càncer infantil més important d'Europa

Barcelona will be home to the largest childhood cancer centre in Europe

The new facility, run by Hospital Sant Joan de Déu and the Leo Messi Foundation, will be financed through a crowdfunding campaign

Dues imatges de la zona de polígons situada al sud de l’Hospitalet de Llobregat.

Catalonia takes lead over Madrid in business creation in Spain

During 2016 more companies were created in Catalonia than in Madrid while fewer ceased business operations

El director de 'Timecode' amb l'equip de la pel·lícula

'Timecode', in search of an Oscar

'Timecode' is a small narrative jewel about two parking lot security guards who only see each other a few minutes every day

Al setembre es van fregar les 35.000 operacions.

Home sales in Catalonia soar 20% in 2016

The 66,000 homes sold exceed 2008 figures, but are far from the record numbers before the real estate bubble burst

Representants d'organitzacions convocants de la manifestació a la roda de premsa.

Everything ready for Barcelona’s “We’ll take them in” march on 18 February

The rally is part the “Our home, your home” campaign, an effort backed by over 800 associations. A music festival in Palau Sant Jordi next Saturday will serve as a warm-up event.

El Govern preveu ingressar 7,6milions d’euros per la taxa turística imposada als clients del home sharing.

Airbnb to make peace with Barcelona city, curb offerings in Ciutat Vella

The platform will set a limit on renting whole properties in the district to one advert per person; the city hall says the proposal “takes [them] for fools” and is “insulting”

Irene Rigau: “on February 6 we must show we’re not afraid”

Irene Rigau: “on February 6 we must show we’re not afraid”

ARA interviews the former Catalan Education Minister, presently a Junts Pel Sí MP

L’escriptor Dennis Lehane, entre Jaume Collboni, Ada Colau i Paco Camarasa, va rebre ahir al vespre al Saló de Cent el 12è premi Pepe Carvalho de la BCNegra.

Dennis Lehane: “TV is a writer’s paradise”

US author receives Pepe Carvalho award, sees World Gone By translated into Spanish

Costa Cruceros posa a Tarragona el seu segon port base a Catalunya

Costa Cruises names Tarragona as its second home port in Catalonia

Offering Tarragona as a destination for cruises is a move aimed at European markets, Italy in particular

Mariano Rajoy, aquest dimecres

Rajoy considering school lockout, taking over Education to prevent referendum

Spanish government believes it to be a greater defiance than the 2014 consultation

El president de la Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, i el vicepresident, Oriol Junqueras

Catalan government may bring referendum forward due to “extreme judicialisation” of the independence process

Catalan government spokeswoman Neus Munté says the vote could be brought forward depending on the circumstances, if it were to benefit “the strategy”

Una urna electoral

Catalan government claims independence referendum could be held before summer

Oriol Junqueras welcomed the CUP’s support for the budget, which he labelled as “exceptional" for the increase in spending

La més alta tensió s’instal·la  a Terrassa per fer recerca

Ultra-high voltage research picks Terrassa

Gains in electrical efficiency and cost savings to be studied

Aturats en una OTG

Catalonia sees biggest unemployment fall with 110,200 fewer unemployed in 2016

Unemployment in Spain fell by 541,000 last year, a return to 2009 levels, according to figures from the latest Labour Force Survey

Carles Puigdemont en la conferència a Brussel·les

Puigdemont asks Europe to become involved in realising the referendum

The Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont; vice-president, Oriol Junqueras, and Foreign Minister, Raül Romeva, claim in Brussels that the referendum will take place with or without Spain’s agreement.

La capitalització de les noves empreses és inferior a la de fa uns anys per la pèrdua de pes de l’economia industrial.

Catalonia is the Spanish region that created the most companies in 2016

A quarter of all new companies set up in Spain last year were registered in Catalonia, with a return to 2008 levels

El president Carles Puigdemont responent una de les preguntes.

Catalonia wants to inherit 3.300 international treaties from Spain

President Puigdemont claims “everyone [in Europe] has been informed” that there will be a referendum

El mapa dels 152 centres que formen part del projecte

152 Primary and Secondary schools will innovate in Barcelona

An agreement between Consorci d'Educació de Barcelona, Escola Nova 21 and UAB’s ICE means schools will receive innovation training over a three-year period. Nineteen networks will be set up with 6-10 schools each.


Rajoy i Puigdemont s'han reunit durant dues hores i mitja a la Moncloa. EFE

Subterfuge undermines public confidence

The right to be heard by the public is founded on gaining their trust, and credibility is one means to achieving it

Un moment de la manifestació 'Volem acollir' a Barcelona

A shared struggle

Everyone, in their own sphere and within their own ability, has room to take action and to do better. Starting with ourselves, the citizens. Followed by local councils, the Catalan government and the Spanish state.

Encara que l’Estat negui la realitat

Even if Madrid is in denial

Catalonia is no longer Spain, it is another country to nearly all effects and purposes, out of its own free will, and there is no turning back

Una màquina perfectament ajustada

A Fine-tuned Machine

Donald Trump owes much of his electoral victory to his instinct. To his connection with people who are sick and tired of professional politicians that appear distant

01. Artur Mas, Joana Ortega i Irene Rigau a la sortida del TSJC. 02. Mas amb Puigdemont.

9-N, a trial

Artur Mas writes about his experience in the dock during the trial against himself, Ortega and Rigau for 9N

Radicals lliures

Free radicals

Madrid’s only strategy is to pressure the courts, with the ephemeral "operation dialogue" pushing up daisies

Moment de la declaració de Gemma Calvet vist des de la sala de premsa

"Who gave them the ballot boxes, ballots, pens, and forms?"

It seems like just another question in a trial, but Spain wants to know the origin of the "weapons" of 9-N

Els consellers Romeva i Bassa

Solidarity with refugees: a shared commitment

Catalonia has always set a shining example to the world in terms of its contribution to the fields of solidarity and international aid

Artur Mas, Joana Ortega, Irene Rigau

The ballot box on trial

"They are putting on trial everyone that voted on 9-N. Those that voted 'yes', 'yes-no' and 'no'. Everyone"

El gendarme cansat

The tired policeman

"Some can’t fathom how it ever came to this, while others believe that America is now being led by a winner who will avert economic decay"

Missió impossible (ed. 2017)

Mission Impossible (2017)

"You will comply with the deficit, ministers. Now is not the time to go into this and that and that and this!" With his usual charm, Spain’s Finance Minister Cristóbal Montoro systematically refused to negotiate deficit targets with his regional counterparts

Donald Trump, aquest dimecres, durant la seva compareixença davant la premsa a la torre Trump.

The cock of the roost

Trump made a speech aimed at individuals, whipping up fear of the outside world and those who are different, imposing his opinion

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El 10-J ja va ser un clam independentista de resposta al TC

The independence movement’s hardest battle

If this battle is not won, if the pro-independence message does not reach all Catalans, the war may well be lost

8/1: Does Bavaria have the right?

The right to self-determination is not abstract and theoretical, essentialist. It is political

Meryl Streep posa Donald Trump al seu lloc

Streep for president

Streep addressed the audience as a representative of one of the three sectors which Trump reviles: Hollywood, foreigners and the press

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Rigau, Mas i Ortega, saludant a les portes del TSJC, abans d’entrar a declarar al judici per la consulta.

The “little performance” and the ex-president’s mother

Spain’s Justice minister’s ability to understand the situation remained level with that of our extraterrestrial, describing a demonstration of thousands of people as a “little performance”.

Un clam massiu contra la judicialització

The independence process’ nuclear weapon

The most powerful weapon of the majority that wishes to hold a referendum is the massive, peaceful power of their political aspirations

Som culpables


Guilty as charged

We are guilty as charged; we agree to incriminate ourselves. We voted in the consultation process of November 9, 2014

La vicepresidenta del govern espanyol, Soraya Sáez de Santamaría. EFE

Neither dialogue nor politics

Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría has shown the zero leeway that her party have given her for engaging in politics

El meu Sr. (J.V.) Foix

My Mr. (J.V.) Foix

Un londinenc reclama al govern britànic que invoqui l'article 50 per iniciar el Brexit.

(Br)èxit for Catalonia and Europe

The political and civic initiative for Catalan independence may gather momentum as a consequence of the Brexit referendum

La seu del Tribunal Constitucional, a Madrid.

How far are they prepared to go?

We are told that we must respect the law. It sounds right. But if we are not respected, how can we respect others?

La pedra filosofal

The Philosopher’s Stone

We welcome young Assaloum, all those who have arrived before him, and all those who will arrive after him. We welcome them with generosity and realism, aware that Catalonia is diverse, pluralistic

Demana que la  Junta Electoral faci retirar 323 estelades

Why we will win

The Catalan people’s capacity for solidarity has been tested to its limits by the objective plunder, which no one even has the heart to deny any longer

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