News from El Punt Avui

business

Fashion firm TCN files for bankruptcy

Textile and fashion company, TCN, which has belonged to the Endurance Partners private equity fund since 2015, has filed for bankruptcy in a Barcelona court. However, the bankruptcy claim included an application...

society

Police operation against gang forging bank notes

The Catalan police have broken up a criminal gang involved in counterfeiting banknotes and forging documents. During the police operation, two women were arrested and a man, aged 51, 43 and 28. The suspects...

Torra calls on mayors to make Republic “effective”

The Catalan Association of Municipalities yesterday held its final assembly before the local elections in May, with president Quim Torra present expressing his support for the organisation and the role...

Public tribute to Caballé

Barcelona cathedral was full yesterday to bid farewell to the opera diva with a rendition of Verdi’s Requiem, one of the singer’s favourite pieces of music

NATIONAL

Autonomy talks between Torra, PSC and Comuns reveal divide

“Not much in common, and indicative of a great divide.” This would seem to sum up the conclusions of the meeting held yesterday between the parliamentary groups of Junts per Catalunya, ERC, PSC and...

More resignations hit May cabinet

The British Prime Minister loses two cabinet ministers, but retains support from key euro-sceptic allies

EUROPE

Juncker fuels speculation about his health

Jean-Claude Juncker left a question-and-answer session suddenly without explanation yesterday, further fuelling speculation across social media about the European president’s health. His spokesperson...

Middle east t

Israeli bombs seen from a Gazan ambulance

The 12th Arab & Mediterranean Film Festival continues today at the Filmoteca de Catalunya, and this evening will see the showing of Ambulanse (2014), presented by director, Mohammed Jabaly, at 6pm. In...

ASIA

Cambodia: Life in prison for Khmer Rouge leaders

As a UN-supported tribunal wrapped up in Cambodia, the country took one more step towards leaving its darkest time behind for good. The only two Khmer Rouge leaders who remain alive, Nuon Chea, 92, and...

art

Velázquez exhibition opens in CaixaForum

A major exhibition on Spanish painter, Diego Rodríguez de Silva Velázquez, has opened at Barcelona’s CaixaForum, in conjunction with the Prado National Gallery in Madrid. ’Velázquez and the Golden...