News from El Punt Avui

“Threat to coexistence”

Within 24 hours, Rajoy responds to Puigdemont letter that a referendum is impossible; “It’s not the response we were hoping for,” says Catalan President

energy

OPEC extends cuts to oil supply by nine months

OPEC and other major oil producers such as Russia and Mexico, together responsible for more than half of the world’s oil supply, yesterday decided to extend cuts in production by nine months until March...

transport

Millo forced to increase number of airport agents

The Spanish government delegate to Catalonia, Enric Millo, yesterday admitted that measures to strengthen police presence at El Prat airport to cope with queues at passport controls were insufficient and...

economy

Generalitat wants to get rid of IRPH mortgage index

The Catalan Government’s Minister for Enterprise, Jordi Baiget, is to request that Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos replace the IRPH (Mortgage Loan Reference Index) as a reference for mortgages...

Tax agency sends Ronaldo case to prosecutor

Cristiano Ronaldo could finally end up being charged with tax fraud. After analysing the footballer’s affairs between 2011 and 2014 and calculating €15 million in unpaid taxes, the tax agency has sent...

international

British stop sharing info after Washington leaks

British police have decided not to share further information with the US after leaks on the investigation into the attack in Manchester. British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said she was “furious” at...

El Grec offers artistic journey through Mediterranean

With this year’s artistic programme, the new director of the Grec Festival, Cesc Casadesús, invites us on a journey through Greece and the Mediterranean from July 1.The Festival has seen its budget...

society

Security tightened at shows and events

Following an emergency meeting of the Generalitat’s anti-terrorism coordinating committee chaired by the Catalan minister of the interior, Jordi Jané, it was announced that in coming months there will...

society

Driving license examiners to strike

The strike by driving license examiners which will take place for 20 days in June and July threatens to cancel over 29,120 exams, according to the UGT union. The strike has been called by the Traffic examiner...

international

Taiwan 1st in Asia to legalise same- sex marriage

Taiwan will lead Asia in legalising same-sex marriage after the country’s Supreme Court ruled the remaining legal restrictions on marriages between people of the same sex to be unconstitutional and set...