The cream of the crop

Sport in Catalonia is not all about Barcelona football club. The country also boasts a host of top sports men and women who compete in a broad range of different sporting disciplines

Catalans on TOP of the world

Fewer than 40 mountaineers have climbed the 14 eight-thousanders -or 8,000 metre peaks- on planet Earth. It is one of the most aspired to feats in modern mountaineering, since Italian Reinhold Messner...


Change of strategy for Catalonia

Catalonia ended 2017 having set a new record for numbers of international tourists. In 2018, figures will exceed the 19 million threshold and perhaps even reach the heights of 20 million, as many as Canada...

Industry 4.0

Logistics: Amazon as a paradigm

The technologies used at the end of the last century were what led to the start of the concept that has become known as Industry 4.0. The idea was presented for the first time at the Hanover Industrial...

European Union

EU faces a year of challenges

The European Union represents 500 million people, or 7% of the global population, and produces 25% of the world’s gross domestic product. It also claims to represent the values of peace, democracy, the...


Schooling that helps foster skills

Discussing education on a global level involves and requires an effort to put the challenges facing each society into context. Yet, the actual learning experiences that children go through do not differ...

2018 Visions of the coming year

Different experts look ahead to the next 12 months and focus on key issues in the fields of business, education, the EU, transport and tourism

2018 Visions of the coming year

Opinion. Economy

Restoring business confidence

The effects on the economy resulting from the recent political instability, among which include more than 3,000 companies relocating their head offices outside Catalonia, have acted as a brake on the progress...


Far from forgotten

This coming year looks as if it will be another 12 months packed full of anniversaries and commemorations, at home in Catalonia but also internationally


Filmoteca’s new season

Ken Loach, Sergi López and the Taviano brothers are some of the big names in cinema that will be featuring at Catalonia’s film archive this year