News

August

Taliban wrest control of the capital Kabul following withdrawal of US troops, Lionel Messi leaves Barça, Catalonia suffers a heatwave and a Catalan Covid vaccine is announced

July

Infections in Catalonia hit a record daily high, the Olympics get underway in Tokyo, Germany is hit by freak floods, and Sánchez declares there will never be a referendum

June
Prisoners pardoned

June

The nine Catalan political prisoners are released from jail, president Biden meets foreign leaders, masks can be discarded outdoors and the MWC returns

May

May

Catalonia finally has a new president, Israel and Hamas agree a ceasefire after escalating violence, restaurants reopen at night and Espanyol are promoted to La Liga

Mass
vaccination

April

Centres offering the Covid vaccine open across the country in the drive to reach herd immunity, while human rights activist Arcadi Oliveres passes away April