News from El Punt Avui


Circular economy: valuing waste


Fines to banks who leave flats empty, to TC

Terrassa Council started fining banks which owned flats but left them empty in 2013, based on the Law on the Right to Housing (18/2007). The council managed to get 822 flats rented, of 1,176 identified,...


TV3 Marató cancer donations break records

The TV3 Marató telethon celebrated its twenty-seventh edition yesterday, which this year, was dedicate to raising money for cancer research. The sums raised this year are a new record for the Catalan...


Strange native species

Quimi Portet and Albert Pla’s surreal contributions on TV3’s Natura sàvia (Wise nature) program, filmed in some sort of tinkerer’s workshop, where they expounded theories about weird behaviours...

COP24: Too little, but hopefully not too late

A day late, the UN COP24 climate change summit closed Saturday evening in Katowice, leaving a bittersweet aftertaste for environmental campaigners. A tenuous positive: The representatives of 200 countries...


Vertigo soundtrack to be performed live


CUP party opts not to stand in European election

The left-wing, pro-independence party, CUP, has decided not to put any candidates forward for the European elections next May. The party, which held its national council yesterday in Artés, justified...


Senior citizens demonstrate for dignified pensions

Senior citizens protested in cities, such as Barcelona, Tortosa and Lleida yesterday. In the capital of Segrià, some 80 people called for dignified pensions of at least €1,080, which is “the minimum...

No end to the evictions

Clínic removes kidney tumors with new method

Barcelona’s Clínic hospital has successfully used a new technique for eradicating malign tumors from kidneys that avoids a full nephrectomy (removal) and improves the partial form of the operation so...