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Barcelona freezes new building licences in Gràcia

Barcelona city council has issued a decree suspending for a year licences for new buildings, major refurbishment projects, and the demolition of buildings in the Vila de Gràcia district of the city, as...


Public prosecutor charges Shakira with tax evasion

Colombian pop star Shakira has been charged with tax evasion by Barcelona prosecutors. Yesterday, prosecutors alleged she failed to pay more than €14.5 m in taxes between 2012 and 2014. While Shakira...


Prices fall slightly in November with CPI at 1.9%

The consumer price index (CPI) in Catalonia stood at 1.9% in November, some five decimal points lower than in October and the lowest registered since April, according to Spain’s national statistics institute...


Jordi Cabré among winners at the Nit de Santa Llúcia awards

Sánchez wants head to head meeting

MEPs stand for Forcadell

TC denies freedom to hunger strikers

A plenary session of the Constitutional Tribunal (TC) has ruled to uphold the suspension of political functions by the Supreme Court last year, of president-in-exile Carles Puigdemont, jailed ex-vice-president...


Hunger Strike: don’t look away

It’s 14 days and counting that Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Turull have spent now, without ingesting anything other than water, a protest to which Josep Rull and Joaquim Forn signed up two days later. This...


Llimona sculpture in Generalitat


High speed train crash kills 9, injures 47

An accident involving a high-speed train in the Turkish capital, Ankara, yesterday, has left at least nine people dead, and 47 injured. The high-speed train crashed into a maintenance locomotive on the...