News from El Punt Avui

THE LAST WORD

AL FRESCO

A new year begins and, we can only hope, the beginning of the end of the horrendous pandemic that has been - quite literally - plaguing us for almost two years. We are all aware of the suffering caused...

THE GAME

Millions of people are now playing it. Plenty are as desperate and traumatised as the competitors in The Squid Game, but if you live in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat or Santa Coloma or Sant Roc or La Mina...

1992

1992 was a watershed year in Spain. After 15 years of reforms (democratic transition, European integration, a modern welfare state…), the New Spain celebrated its transformation through four – yes,...

Time to relocate

A lack of raw materials and high transport costs are revealing the dangers of depending so much on Asia; it is time for governments to consider what, beyond microchips, needs to be produced on a local level

Squatting for
Christmas

December

This year’s caganer figurines include the new Catalan president and the Squid Game, while the iconic Christmas tree fair returns to Espinelves

Barça hero comes home

November

Former Barça midfield legend Xavi Hernández took over as head coach, while Black Friday marked the start of the Christmas shopping season on the 25th

for business
Open

October

Most restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 are removed as the celebration of Barcelona’s Gastronomic Forum signals a return to normality

Motorways unshackled
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September

After over 40 years, most toll booths in Catalonia are removed, while on September 11 thousands return to the streets to celebrate the National Day

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