Features

The hardest journey

A record number of 70 million people have been forced to flee their homes in recent years on account of long-term conflicts, persecution and the effects of climate change

Drones to save lives

The Proactiva Open Arms NGO could improve its search and rescue efforts in the Mediterranean by using drones developed by the UPC and the Hemav Foundation

Jujol, the origins

A new artistic route invites visitors to discover 16 works, most of which are now little known, that represent the legacy left by Catalan architect Josep Maria Jujol in his native region of Camp de Tarragona

Clowns without borders

Clowns Without Borders has had its work recognised scientifically: when young victims of armed conflicts with symptoms of post-traumatic stress come into contact with the artists, their emotional state improves

A farmer for a day

Picking fruit or vegetables or feeding livestock is becoming something of a tourist attraction thanks to the ‘Benvinguts a pagès’ initiative, which allows visitors to experience rural life and is now celebrating its fourth anniversary

HEROISM that saved a nation’s HERITAGE

An exhibition at Catalonia’s Archaeology Museum looks back and remembers the heroic efforts made by staff and experts to protect the country’s artistic and cultural treasures at the onset of the Spanish Civil War

1,700,000 reasons for being a Member of the European Parliament

Some 1.7 million people voted for Puigdemont, Comín and Junqueras in the European election but Spain is determined to prevent them from carrying out their functions as MEPs

End of two- party rule

The EU is set to get the most fragmented Parliament in its history following the May 26 European elections

The victory of the left

ERC and PSC were the big winners in the local elections, with Esquerra consolidating its position in the independence camp and the Socialists overcoming objections to the political prisoners

Boost for pro-independence camp

With ERC winning a record 22 seats in the Spanish parliament and JxCat’s seven seats, the parties in favour of a republic are well-placed to put pressure on Pedro Sánchez to engage in talks with Catalonia