News from El Punt Avui

education

Francesc Torres new rector at the Polytechnic

Professor of Telecommunications engineering Francesc Torres will be the new rector of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) for the next four years after defeating his opponent, current rector...

health

Low-income children: more dental problems

Underprivileged children have a more precarious dental health than their peers, according to a report on the need of dental care for children in vulnerable situations by the Pere Tarrés Foundation, presented...

international

Mugabe refuses to give up presidency

The president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, at present under house arrest after a military uprising toppled his government, is refusing to resign. The military, with the support of civic groups, wants to...

economy

CaixaBank and Sabadell still have “risks”

The relocation of Banc Sabadell and CaixaBank has “shored up deposits” and “eased the pressure on liquidity,” but “the banks are still at risk in Catalonia.” This is the opinion of the rating...

finance

Instant EU bank transfer system to begin Tuesday

Bank transfers up to €15,000 from member states of the EU will be made immediate as from November 21 under a new European payment scheme (TIPS). The service, launched a year earlier than planned, is...

Judge requests information about Spanish prisons

The Belgian judge who will hear depositions from the president Carles Puigdemont and ministers Toni Comín, Meritxell Serret, Clara Ponsatí and Lluís Puig, has asked for information regarding the prison...

“Never again!”

The aftermath of the Prestige disaster off the coast of Galicia 15 years ago remains with the cost of the tragedy fixed but still no change in protocols

international

Moscow to bail-out Venezuela

Russia and Venezuela signed a debt restructuring deal on Wednesday allowing Caracas to make “minimal” payments to Moscow in the next six years to help it meet obligations to other creditors, the Russian...

international

Robert Mugabe under house arrest after coup

Zimbabwe’s military seized power on Wednesday saying it was holding President Robert Mugabe and his family safe while targeting “criminals” in the entourage of the man who has ruled the nation since...

society

Hopes to end examiner’s dispute

The dispute that has caused a “monumental backlog” in driving tests may be in its final days after representatives of the DGT made a proposal of salary increases to the representatives of examiners...