Marcela Topor

Marcela Topor

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Holidays in times of coronavirus

Tourism has always been one of Catalonia’s economic engines. Its weight represents more than 12 per cent of Catalan GDP, while in the EU as a whole, the figure does not reach 4 per cent. Right now, however,...

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Adapting to life after coronavirus

In just a few weeks, much of society has had to adopt living and working habits that it has resisted for decades. Today, a large number of families and friends interact only by video calls, and a good...

Lessons from Brexit and a Social Europe

The results of the UK parliamentary elections in 2019 - which gave an overwhelming majority to the Conservative Party - have been interpreted in many ways. A lot of analysis has focused on explaining why...

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Europe’s – and Catalonia’s – sad history of exile

Exile has sadly been a frequent part of Europe’s history. For economic, religious and, above all, political reasons, many people have had to leave their homes and seek refuge in safe countries. It is...

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The most significant trial in Catalonia’s history

This month sees the beginning of the most significant criminal trial in Catalonia’s history, which takes Catalan, Spanish and European politics into a new stage. Our main feature, A country on trial,...

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A year of rights and freedoms under threat

Catalonia, Europe, 2018, 21st century. Tradition has it that every December we take a look back at the year that is about to end. To start with, it’s been a year with politicians in prison and in exile,...

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Making the most of the autumn season

October was generous with rain and that’s good news for mushroom hunters: humidity means lots of mushrooms in November. Mushroom hunting is one of the most popular pastimes, and mycologists agree this...

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Tips for a healthy lifestyle

We are what we eat, goes the old saying, and it looks as if we are more aware of this now than ever before. The internet alone gives us more information about healthy lifestyles and changing trends than...

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Celebrating Catalonia’s sporting talent

In a country that is home to one of the best football clubs in the world, there is still room for excellence in other sports, even if they might not be as popular among the general public. In fact, Catalan...