News from El Punt Avui


The key device with which we communicate, albeit (luckily) not the only one, is language. Linguistic communities are also a proxy for nations, or peoples, with a few spreading throughout the globe. Fundamentally,...

A failure of the WEST

Afghanistan is back to square one after 20 years of intervention

In the hands of terror

The hasty withdrawal of the United States from Afghanistan leaves the way open for the main Islamist groups in the country

La Diada: a historical perspective

Two historians reflect on the significance of La Diada, Catalonia’s national day on September 11

Long-term resident

Mr. Cussà

On July 11th last, Jordi Cussà i Balaguer passed away at the age of 60, in his native town of Berga. Now, I’m not such a fool that I don’t know that many if not most readers will be thinking or even...


The great forgotten

When the pandemic struck, I’m sure I wasn’t the only one whose concerns expressed themselves as fears for my nearest and dearest. My mother, an elderly woman in poor health living in a care home over...

Cap Roig

The stars are out again

The nights in the Cap Roig festival have always been full of stars, with big names from the national and international music scene. The pandemic forced the festival held in Calella de Palafrugell’s Botanical...

Summer on stage

As health restrictions begin to ease, many big festivals return to help audiences forget the pandemic

Tarragona seen from every viewpoint

Tarragona is a city that makes you fall in love with it. For this reason, the city’s tourist office has come up with seven places on a route with seven viewpoints from where to contemplate seductive...

Discovering Barcelona’s green belt

Going hiking with Barcelona at your feet and enjoying its characteristic urban silhouette, watching the city pouring towards the sea, with the famous streets designed by Ildefons Cerdà, always in a straight...