News from El Punt Avui

Unbridled joy after Girona play-off win

The presenter of El Punt Avui TV’s The Week in Football, Barney Griffiths, analyses the situation at Catalonia’s leading clubs as we enter the close season

FISCAL DEFICIT AND ENTREPRENEURS’ HELL

For a quarter of a millennium, Spanish reformist movements have repeatedly advocated imitating Catalan society: as did, for example, enlightenment authors like Francisco Nifo or José Cadalso in the late...

Cadaqués

Half a century of music and still going strong

After a forced stop because of the pandemic in 2020, and a more modest edition in 2021, the Cadaqués International Music Festival, the second oldest event of its kind on Costa Brava, this year celebrates...

El Grec

Grec spotlights European creativity this summer

This year’s El Grec Festival aims to rouse audiences and get them back into theatres after two years of pandemic, whether it be open-air productions in the Teatre Grec or inside in the Teatre Lliure,...

Tempo

An cultural oasis in Girona’s Old Town

Every July for the past 14 years, Girona’s old quarter has been an oasis of culture and music thanks to the Tempo Festival. The festival is back again this year with its successful formula of combining...

Analysis

NEARING A BREAK FROM THE UK

Sinn Féin’s victory in Northern Ireland is a further step towards the reunification of Ireland and the break-up of the union of the four nations that make up the UK (England, Northern Ireland, Wales...

The cruel reality

TV Series In 1994, the best TV series ever set in a hospital was released in the United States. This is ER (Urgencias), which was a great follow-up for those who had already enjoyed Open Heart in the...

RUSSIA’S AFFECTION FOR THE N-WORD

Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the long-lasting war in the Donbas had been deemed part of a faraway localised low-intensity conflict by the West. Then, on February 24, the Kremlin launched an all-out...

When everyone was suspicious

The Political-Social Brigade secret police became one of the main instruments of espionage and repression of the Franco regime, as well as a key player in helping the regime survive for some four decades

With the help of the Nazis

Catalan President Lluís Companys was persecuted and assassinated as a result of Spanish espionage, while Catalan politicians and writers played a role as spies in the Civil War and immediate postwar period