Catalonia Today


ICAN awarded Nobel Peace Prize for 2017

The leader of the group that won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize urged nuclear nations to adopt a United Nations treaty banning atomic weapons in order to prevent “our destruction”. The International...


North Korea warns US over naval blockade

North Korea has hit out at a U.S. plan of a naval blockade, saying any such action would be a declaration of war. Pyongyang said such a move would be a “violation of the country’s sovereignty and dignity”...


Hotels happy with occupancy over long weekend

The tourist sector was happy with the results of the December long weekend with hotel occupancy at around 80% in the mountain regions of Catalonia. The figures were higher in the Lleida Pyrenees, where...


First fines for tourist flats with no permits

The Badalona City Council has initiated proceedings against the owners of two flats in the same block allegedly operating as tourist apartments without being licensed. If it is confirmed, the owners will...


Hold-ups as holiday-goers head home

The December long weekend ended yesterday with heavy traffic congestion and delays on several roads and highways in Catalonia. According to the Catalan Traffic Service , some of the most important hold-ups...

“Spirit of the comeback”

Miquel Iceta says in Lleida that the will “never dance to the rhythm of the CUP” and says he will be a political “MacGyver” to construct an alternative

Forcadell enters the campaign and ask for vote to halt Cs

Carme Forcadell chose yesterday to enter into the campaign at an ERC meeting in Badalona’ just one month after her release from prison. In her speech, Forcadell called for people to vote ERC as the only...

May and EU reach last-minute deal

Agreement over Northern Irish border, payment and EU residents opens way for next phase of negotiations


Rajoy plays down importance of Brussels demonstration

Mariano Rajoy’s visit yesterday in Lleida was his first as part of the December 21 election campaign and came just one day after the massive pro-independence march in Brussels. Rajoy reaffirmed his “respect”...