Catalonia Today

society

Catalan lawyers want legal system to enshrine Catalan

Only 8.2% of the sentences of 2017 were handed down in Catalan, a figure that has falling in recent years. In an attempt to reverse this trend, Catalan lawyers have demanded that judges and prosecutors...

health

Breast cancer in males at last draws attention

The Hospital Clínic de Barcelona yesterday presented the Fundació INVI, the first foundation of its type created in Spain, to “make visible what is invisible” and to promote awareness of male breast...

international

Interpol chief’s wife fears husband is dead

Grace Meng, the wife of the acting director of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, secretly detained in China, said yesterday that she is not sure if her husband was still alive after mysteriously disappearing last...

economy

Banc Sabadell earns equality distinction

Banc Sabadell has received the DIE Award for Equality in Business, awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumerism and Social Welfare, for its policies in favour of equal professional opportunities...

music

Costello returns more Elvis than ever

Elvis Costello’s new album, Look Now (Concord Records), is all optimism. The musician returns with The Imposters –Steve Nieve (keyboards), Davey Faragher (bass) and Pete Thomas (drums)– 10 years...

economy

Congress passes decree to reduce electricity prices

The Spanish Congress yesterday ratified the decree containing a package of urgent measures to bring down the price of electricity and to guarantee the protection of consumers, especially those who are...

transport

Circulation of diesel vehicles could be limited

Diesel vehicles bearing a yellow label –Euro 4 and Euro 5– could be banned from circulating in low emission areas from 2024 or 2025. That is according to the Barcelona Metropolitan Authority (AMB),...

Priority given to HQ changes

Business register prioritised changes of corporate headquarters over setting up new companies, while minister denies existence of report hiding concerns of firms

Health workers asked to practise what they preach

This year’s flu vaccination campaign, which begins on Monday, aims to significantly raise how many health professionals take the treatment, which currently stands at only 23%. The campaign hopes to boost...