News from El Punt Avui

May

Scotland seeks a second vote

Thousands in Glasgow call for a second independence referendum, while Leo Messi becomes only the second footballer to win the Creu Sant Jordi

April

Landmark catastrophe

Tragedy in Paris as the city’s Notre Dame cathedral goes up in flames, while Assange is arrested in the UK, and Sánchez wins the general election

March

Ribbon controversy

March sees Catalan institutions using yellow ribbons to show support for political prisoners, a mass feminist strike, and Catalans march in Madrid

February

The trial begins

February 2019 is dominated by one main theme: the trial of the Catalan political prisoners, which gives rise to mass protests and a general strike

January

Taxis war with rideshare firms

Uber and Cabify quit Barcelona, the Catalan government creates 5,000 new teaching jobs, and a blanket of snow covers inland parts of Catalonia

2019

A review of the year picking out some of the key moments that featured in the news in the past 12 months, both in Catalonia and further afield

Poetry and revolution

A new exhibition running at Barcelona’s Picasso Museum until March 15 traces the deep friendship between the great artist and the surrealist poet Paul Éluard, the man who awakened Picasso’s political conscience

THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE

He’s doing what?!

Who was it who first had the idea to put a ****ing man in the nativity scene? Who is responsible for looking at that sacred representation of Jesus’ birth, the faces of Mary, Joseph, the three wise men,...

THE LAST WORD

Reasons to be CHEERFUL

As the year draws to an end, instability reigns in the Spanish parliament, with the Socialists in need of votes, Catalan independence leaders behind bars, former officials still in exile and threatened...

THE LAST WORD

Today’s Dam Busters

Operation Chastise took place in May 1943. If that doesn’t ring a bell, how about the Dam Busters, the name given to the squadron that carried out a daring air raid on dams in Germany’s industrial...