Catalonia Today


More than 140 die when petrol tanker explodes

At least 140 people died burned and hundreds were injured when a tanker loaded with gasoline exploded, according to local sources reported. The truck carrying 40,000 litres of petrol had been involved...


Italian cabinet places two banks in receivership

The Italian government met yesterday with the sole agenda of approving the liquidation of two banks, the Banca Popolare di Vicenza and the Veneto Banca, after having been urged by European authorities...

Il Dottore makes yet another comeback

It has been one year and 20 days since Valentino took the place of honour on a grand prix podium and yesterday he did so at Assen in the Netherlands. His last victory was in Barcelona in 2016. Second in...


Two to face court for €517,088 embezzlement

Two people accused of robbing an elderly man of €517,088 from the sale of his assets will face a Barcelona court tomorrow. The prosecutor will ask that Rosa Maria Cerdán and Felipe Martínez be sentenced...

Martin Schulz takes on Angela Merkel

With opinion polls predicting poor results for the German Socialists (SDP) in the September elections, the party’s candidate for chancellor, Martin Schulz, yesterday abandoned his usual tempered tone...

Vueling makes its case

The airline restructures operations to avoid a repeat of last year’s chaos at El Prat airport; Generalitat believes changes are “sufficient”to renew confidence

Parliament to pass first cannabis law

Catalan parliament will approve pioneering law to regulate use and legal cultivation under strict control


Millo praises state’s efforts in Catalonia

The Spanish government’s delegate in Catalonia, Enric Millo, defended the work that has been carried out by central government in Catalonia following the long list of non-compliance presented by the...


Courses in first- aid for choking in restaurants

More than 600 people die each year from choking in Catalonia, especially when eating food. In order to prevent such situations in restaurants, Fundació Mapfre and the Association of Cooks and confectioners...