business

Bankia liability deposit dropped from 800 to 34 million euros

Spains' national high court, the Audiència Nacional, yesterday decided to reduce the funds that Bankia was ordered deposit to cover potential liabilities related to the bank's public listing from 800...

Martí heads La Campana, which has topped the Sant Jordi bestsellers the past three years. /  Photo:ARCHIVE

Turning the page

After publishing the number one bestseller for Sant Jordi for three years in a row, Isabel Martí of La Campana publishing house reflects on the popular annual spring festival as well as the future of books and the publishing sector

Leopoldo Pomés at the opening of the exhibition of his work in la Pedrera.
opinion
Montse Frisach. Journalist

Sensuality and commitment A labour of love

A new exhibition in La Pedrera traces the life's work of Catalan photographer and publicist Leopoldo Pomés

Sant Jordi in Catalonia: Statue of the saint on the Pati dels Tarongers in the Palau de la Generalitat,  Photo:A. PUIG / J. RAMOS / A. GARCÍA

All about George Of knights and dragons

The Diada de Sant Jordi is these days dominated by the Catalan tradition of exchanging books for roses but the origins of the festival are rooted in the Saint George legend

The cover of Mercè Rodoreda's The Diamond Square.

What was published in 2014? In English, life after drowning

With Catalonia's international profile rising, Catalan literature translated into English has finally arrived opening up a world of quality for all readers

Altafaj has 20 years experience working in the EU. /Benoît Bourgeois

'We need to act in an exemplary way'

The newly appointed EU government representative argues that continuing the process by peaceful democratic means is the secret to selling the sovereignty process in Brussels

Marcela Topor
from the editor
marcela topor. mtopor@cataloniatoday.cat

It's not too late to help Catalonia's youth

Neil Stokes
THE LAST WORD

Not goodbye, just au revoir

Matthew Tree
Long-term resident
Matthew tree

Booked up

Martin Kirby
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
MARTIN KIRBY. / www.mothersgarden.org

Love betters what is best

Barney Griffiths
THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE
BARNEY GRIFFITHS

Tolerably religious

Tribune. brett hetherington
Journalist and writer/ bretthetherington.net

Easy on the eye

The time for winning draws near

The Palau Sant Jordi was yesterday at the epicentre of a new demonstration of the public will to carry Catalonia to independence, which right now is no solution for the problems of the population but rather...

Armenians in front of the Tsitsernakaberd memorial yesterday in Yerevan Photo:DAVID MDZINARISHVILI / REUTERS

Armenian genocide remembered

business

Bankia liability deposit dropped from 800 to 34 million euros

Spains' national high court, the Audiència Nacional, yesterday decided to reduce the funds that Bankia was ordered deposit to cover potential liabilities related to the bank's public listing from 800...

Four goals keep FC Barcelona on track in race for title

With eight games remaining in this season's league, it is vital that Barça stay on track with a cushion between the club and arch-rivals Real Madrid. This they did last night with a comfortable four-goal...

. Photo:ORIOL DURAN

Gaudys Galea

Fish brook Photo:Imma Gibert
Craftswoman jeweller

Imma Gibert

Josep Ligorred Perramon

Catalan heart, Mayan soul

Quebec

A Catalan ambassador in Quebec

Carles Pérez Padró

Loving the Andes

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Generation in exile

La profanació de l'hòstia, also by Dalí.

Meeting of minds

Leopoldo Pomés at the opening of the exhibition of his work in la Pedrera.
opinion
Montse Frisach. Journalist

Sensuality and commitment A labour of love

Albert Serra is an internationally acclaimed Catalan filmmaker

'Artists should try to be different'

Didac talking to Neil Stokes on El Punt Avui TV. /  Photo:ARCHIVE

Instilling a digital mindset

Steve Brown with Nicole Millar on EL PUNT AVUI TV/  Photo:ARCHIVE

I heard it on the grapevine

Sant Jordi in Catalonia: Statue of the saint on the Pati dels Tarongers in the Palau de la Generalitat,  Photo:A. PUIG / J. RAMOS / A. GARCÍA

All about George Of knights and dragons

The cover of Mercè Rodoreda's The Diamond Square.

What was published in 2014? In English, life after drowning

Soller Pont de la Creu, on the road to Fornalutx.

A sad farewell

Asparagus
food basket. CUINA magazine

An ancient luxury

Fira de les Herbes
#april food programme

Delicious treats for Easter and Lent

Fira de l'Embotit. Olot (Garrotxa)
march food programme. CUINA magazine

March fairs bring new round of goodies

The Google Translate icon; just a click and users have instant translation in a dozen languages.
FACTS AND SITES. MARTÍ CRESPO. NEW
marti.crespo@partal.cat

What did you say?

Immense. An HDTV: 110 inches of high.tech, on show at the Las Vegas fair. Photo:DAVID BECKER / AFP
FACTS AND SITES. MARTÍ CRESPO. NEW
marti.crespo@partal.cat

Say Hi to 4KUHD

wikidones.labonne.org Information related to the Wikidones project  Interview with Marta Nieto on ‘L'Internauta'.
NEW

Wiki- women

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Barcelona, march 2015
Photo: el punt avui

Saving Barcelona's unique shops

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Kourou, French Guiana
Photo: European Space Agency

The new European 'Space Shuttle'

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Barcelona

Catalan Christmas crapper still the best

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  • photo Premiere

    World premiere of the latest performance of Nao Albet and Marcel Borràs They’re only 24, but Albet and Borràs are the key to understanding the future of theatre, packed with action and the influence of cinema and pop culture. Prepare for a clash of intellectuals and skaters. Artistic information Direction and dramaturgy: Nao Albet and Marcel Borràs Cast: Kristina Westad, Alfredo Baccetti, Mike Deal, Dallas, Nao Albet and Marcel Borràs Production: La Brutal and Grec 2015 Festival de Barcelona Co-production: Temporada Alta 2014 Special offer to ECclubbers: FREE For reservation send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. //  

  • Cinema

    Every Thursday in Cinemes de Palamós, every day in Girona’s Cinema Truffaut and Wednesday to Sundays at Cinemes Girona in Barcelona. Get a great price with your ECClub card.