News from El Punt Avui

Was it sexism?

It wasn’t widely reported in the English language media but Gabriel Boric, the new leftist President of Chile has a Catalan mother, María Soledad Font Aguilera, who was originally from the working class...

SHADOW OF THE PAST

Just recently we learnt of the premature demise of the European Parliament’s president, David Sassoli at the relatively young age of 65. Beyond the mourning, Mr Sassoli also epitomises, at least for...

Analysis

Putin’s OBSESSION

Since the middle of the first decade of the century, several analysts have pointed to the seeds of a new war between Vladimir Putin’s Russia (aided by his alter ego Dmitry Medvedev) and NATO (the United...

THE LAST WORD

Carnival is Not for me

If there’s a festival I don’t get along with, it’s carnival. Before you call me a stick-in-the-mud, the main reason I don’t like the festival known here as Carnestoltes is due to a traumatic experience...

“Invasion!”

In military jargon, D-Day can be any targeted day. But the one that was destined to be the D-Day for the rest of history was June 6, 1944. That day, shortly after dawn on a cloudy and windy morning, the...

The future looks bright

The presenter of El Punt Avui TV’s The Week in Football, Barney Griffiths, analyses the situation at Catalonia’s leading clubs as a new year begins

Water leads the way through Banyoles

The Girona city is well known for its huge lake but it also boasts 33 kilometres of irrigation canals that guide the visitor through hundreds of years of local history

Rewilding the Pyrenees

Here’s a book about nature that is neither an impassioned rant nor a lecture. Instead, over a period of years, Steve Cracknell spoke directly to the horses’ mouths and with great empathy and balance,...

One treaty, two standards

To deal with the severe economic downturn resulting from the financial crisis of 2007, and exacerbated by the Covid pandemic of 2020, the European Council approved a large package of funds to be distributed...

The game of platforms

The positioning war between the main streaming platforms has turned into a battle to retain viewers