News from El Punt Avui


’La Bohème’ in a warehouse

Giaccomo Puccini’s opera can be performed without an orchestra and without heart. The garage version of ’La Bohème’ sets out to do just this. Seven singers are to perform part I, III and IV of the...

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Trump says China will drop tariffs on US cars

Donald Trump said yesterday that the agreement reached with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, at the G20 summit in Argentina includes “withdrawing and reducing” the 40% tariffs Beijing imposes on...


Disabled people’s co-op takes on 10 disused kiosks

Exploring what kiosk’s should be like and promoting the employment of people with disabilities: these are the objectives of the pilot set in motion by Barcelona city council to bring life back to ten...

Protests in France trap 4,000 trucks in Catalonia

Around 3000 to 4000 trucks were trapped yesterday in service areas and industrial estates in Catalonia as a result of blockades on roads connecting France and Spain set up as part of protests against rising...

VOX: a blast from the past

The party wants to abolish the autonomous governments, deport immigrants and repeal the law on gender violence

Anwar: We must act now

Ponsatí’s lawyer interviewed: “The movement’s power is its people, inside Catalonia. Spain will simply ignore Strasbourg, Belgium, May or Merkel.”

Hunger strikers: “Strong, supported, and determined”

Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Turull have begun a hunger strike in prison, to denounce the administrative blockage being used as a tool by the Spanish Constitutional Tribunal (CT). The tribunal’s indefinite...

Barça on top but not yet at full throttle

In his regular look at the fortunes of our local teams in the top flight of Spanish football, host of El Punt Avui TV’s The Week in Football Barney Griffiths turns his attention to last season’s double winners Barça.

Vilanova i la Geltrú

Situated just 40km down the coast from Barcelona is the seaside town and fishing port of Vilanova i la Geltrú. Vilanova has plenty to offer the visitor, not least one of the richest festival agendas in...


The illusion that has been successfully sold to most of the people across our planet is that anyone can become wealthy if they work hard enough. This is no more than a spin-off of the Protestant work ethic.It...