Catalonia Today

culture

Casa Batlló visits to areas under restoration

In a radical move, the Bernat family, owners of Barcelona’s top Gaudí attraction, Casa Batlló, which has a million visits annually, have decided to offer something special to local visitors, who no...

Jovic heads Barça’s list of number nines

It is an open secret that Barça need to find a substitute for Luis Súarez who, at 32 years of age and with chronic knee problems, is increasingly in decline. That is why the club has been tracking the...

education

Too many degrees at universities, study warns

A study analysing the university system in Spain has revealed that the number of university degrees on offer in Catalonia has grown by 30%, in both public and private universities, since the Bologna plan...

Yellow ribbons under siege

The Figueres Electoral Board gave local councils 48 hours to remove pro-independence flags, ribbons and banners.

Proyecto Hombre calls for gender perspective

The NGO Proyecto Hombre presented the results of a study showing the effectiveness of therapeutic communities including those used to fight addictions at the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs. Proyecto Hombre...

culture

Surf Rock icon Dick Dale dies aged 81

American guitarist Dick Dale, the pioneer of surf rock, with songs like Let’s go trippin’ and Miserlou, died on Saturday aged 81, according to information provided on US media yesterday. Although the...

southeast africa

Cyclone Idai’s rampage leaves a thousand dead

The number of victims of Cyclone Idai which hit southeast Africa, could reach one thousand said Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique yesterday. Idai arrived on the coast of Mozambique on Thursday, after...

turkey

Kurdish prisoner dies while on hunger strike

The Kurdish prisoner Zülküf Gezen, who was serving a life sentence in Turkey, died on Sunday night while on hunger strike. Many kurdish prisoners are on hunger strike to demand the leader of the Kurdistan...

CATALAN DEMO

Huge crowd figure discrepancies from Saturday

Ever since over a million people supposedly attended the September 11, 1977 march in Barcelona, crowd numbers have been controversial. The collective “Contrastant” however, has an easy formula for...