Mariàngela Vilallonga, new culture minister

Mariàngela Vilallonga, the vice president of the Institute of Catalan Studies, is to replace Laura Borràs as the Catalan culture minister. Borràs has to leave the post to contend the upcoming general...


Nissan ready to lay off up to 500, say unions

Vehicle manufacturer Nissan is looking at reducing staff numbers in its Barcelona plant by up to 500 people. The unions say the potential reduction comes after the company lowered production. Union representatives...


Barcelona to act against school segregation

Barcelona’s education consortium is to put an action plan into effect against segregation in schools. The plan will go into effect in the next academic year, although it will begin to be applied in the...

The battle of the banners continues

President Torra to take legal action against electoral commission and hangs third banner from government balcony


Long-distance visitors make up 50% of total tourist revenue

Last year, some five million so-called “quality” long-distance tourists, mostly from Asian countries, made up a quarter of all foreign visitors to Catalonia (19.1 million in all). However, while they...