News from El Punt Avui

Week by week over- sight or collapse

Rajoy orders weekly inspection of Generalitat outgoings to ensure public money is not spent on referendum

culture

Book fair to have translations for tourists

The Week of Books in Catalan (from 8 to 17 September) will this year see one of the 163 stalls dedicated exclusively to works by Catalan authors translated into English, French, German and Spanish, as...

travel

Radar detects 44,000 driving offences per year

Visitors entering Catalonia along the AP-7 motorway from the south are welcomed with a traffic fine. The county of Montsià has Catalonia’s most effective radar, it having detected 44,000 offences that...

HEALTH

Legal war against online advocacy of disorders

The Catalan Government yesterday announced a series of legal measures to combat websites, blogs and social networks that advocate eating disorders on the Internet and that very often lead to adolescents...

Verratti looking likely to renew PSG contract

Marco Verratti’s signing for Barça is looking more and more unlikely. Added to the difficulties of convincing PSG to negotiate a transfer with the Blaugrana, the midfielder has announced he is to change...

international

Berlin warns citizens against visiting Turkey

The diplomatic crisis between Germany and Turkey has hit a new low following the arrest of a German human rights activist in Istanbul. German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, yesterday announced the “revision”...

Police at Government HQ

Court orders Civil Guard to Catalan Parliament, Ministry of Justice and Telecommunications Centre over charges of alleged illegal commissions

international

French defence chief resigns due to cuts

Just a few month after the celebrations of the whirlwind victory of Emmanuel Macron in the French Presidential elections, the run of scandals and resignations continues. In the two weeks following the...

justice

Court investigates la Caixa for Golden Parachute

The National Audience of Spain has opened an investigation for a retirement payout made to the previous Vice-president and CEO of the Caixa, Joan Maria Nin. The investigations centre around a change in...

international

Young Saudi woman arrested for video

Saudi police arrested a young woman who appeared in a video on Tuesday walking in a small town in the north of the country wearing a miniskirt and short t-shirt, local television reported. The video went...