News from El Punt Avui

New legislation aims to boost winemaking sector

The government is to go ahead with legislation governing the winemaking sector originally put forward under the previous executive. The aim is to bring Catalan legislation from 2002 into line with European...


Two die as light aircraft crashes into building in Badia del Vallès

Mossos d’Esquadra in the spotlight


Seat makes more sales until Nov than in all of 2017

Vehicle manufacturer Seat has made more sales between January and November than in the whole of last year. With 492,300 vehicles sold so far in 2018, sales are 13% up compared with the same period last...

Espanyol and Barcelona face off in Catalan derby

It’s a big day for Catalan football today with Espanyol hosting Barcelona at the RCDE Stadium. With six home wins out of seven in all competitions this season, Espanyol are in the best shape for years...


Tax on polluting vehicles not to begin until 2020

The government estimates that the new tax on polluting vehicles, part of the climate change legislation passed three years ago, will begin to be applied from 2020. That is according to the vice president...

Dancing around the truth


Activists try to block far-right event


UN demands entry to Chinese Muslim camps

The United Nations has demanded access to the “re-education camps” in Xinjiang province, where more than one million Uyghur Muslims are imprisoned. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet,...


Yemen and rebels reach prisoner swap deal

At peace talks between the government of Yemen and Houthi rebels, a prisoner exchange was agreed. Martin Griffiths, UN Peace Envoy, spoke of “optimism” about the war which is “the worst humanitarian...