News from El Punt Avui

Govt. says no to Mossos

Chief prosecutor in Catalonia appoints Guardia Civil colonel to take control of all police forces; Catalan Home Office says it will not cede command of Mossos

Germany, under the specter of the far-right

It would take a miracle to stop Angele Merkel from becoming Chancellor of Germany for the 4th consecutive term in the Federal Republic’s elections today, with her promise of welfare, security and stability...

society

Police arrest man in connection with August attacks

Catalan and Spanish police yesterday arrested a 24-year-old man in relation to the August terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. The young man is of Moroccan descent and lives in his uncle’s house...

Girona welcome Barcelona in Catalan derby

It is the Catalan derby few would have imagined. Girona welcome Barcelona at the Montilivi stadium tomorrow evening having only scored three goals in their opening five league games this season. At the...

politics

Euro-MPs call on Rajoy to stop repressive action

International support for the October 1 referendum is growing. A group of 48 MEPs from six political parties and 18 EU members states yesterday called on Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy to “immediately...

Last six arrested officials walk free

Detainees released after refusing to testify, while prosecutor files sedition suit against demonstrators

culture

Montjuïc’s cultural footprint to be expanded under new plan

The pavilions of Fira de Barcelona at the foot of Montjuïc mountain are to become museums, according to the government’s new museum plan presented yesterday by the culture department at MNAC. The Victòria...

Students defend 1-O vote

Thousands of young people mobilised at the UAB to protest actions of Civil Guard; university students and teaching staff cut traffic along Diagonal

culture

’A war’ nominated for Best Foreign Language Oscar

The name of Tobias Lindholm appears on three productions from the small Danish audiovisual industry that have triumphed around the world: he was the scriptwriter for the prestigious series Borgen and Thomas...

education

Universities and research centres starved of funds

The Spanish Treasury’s blocking of the Generalitat’s accounts is preventing any payments to public institutions and endangering their day to day running. By way of example, the Energy Research Institute...