Politics

Cities join push for 9-N independence referendum

Cities join push for 9-N independence referendum

Over 600 municipalities set to pass motion in support of referendum

More than 300 Catalan local governments, Barcelona among them, yesterday approved a motion in support of the independence vote scheduled for 9 November. The motion was put forth by two associations of Catalan local governments, Associació Catalana de Municipis (Catalan Association of Municipalities--ACM) and Associació de Municipis per la Independència (Association of Municipalities for Independence--AMI). Over the course of this week, more than 600 local governments will be holding full sessions in order to debate and pass the motion. The municipalities involved account for 70% of local governments in Catalonia and 72% of the Catalan population.

Catalan Parliament approved law allowing independence vote

Catalan Parliament approved law allowing independence vote

The law is the legal basis to hold a referendum

Life

 Beijing Design Week focuses on Barcelona with manifold exhibitions, conferences and activities

The largest space focusing on the Catalan capital will be 79 Tank, a pavilion of 3,500 square metres housed in an old gas tank.

Beijing Design Week focuses on Barcelona with manifold exhibitions, conferences and activities

The event will be held between the 26th of September and the 3rd of October

The city of Beijing will host the international exhibition, and will dedicate 8 spaces to Barcelona, which is this year's guest city.

Barcelona-based chef Jean Luc Figueras dies in Turkey

Barcelona-based chef Jean Luc Figueras dies in Turkey

Jean Luc Figueras had a long career as a chef at the best restaurants in Barcelona

Sports

Llevant UD v FC Barcelona: Barça's five goal feast maintains 100% record

Llevant UD v FC Barcelona: Barça's five goal feast maintains 100% record

 Messi-Neymar partnership struck again

Levante boss Luis Mendilibar clearly sent his team out with instructions to defend deep and try and hit Barça on the break and before Neymar broke the deadlock, it almost worked with only a brilliant last gasp tackle from Rakitic keeping out Casedesus on 14 minutes and Morales just failing to connect with a header soon afterwards. Barça continued to probe, with Neymar and Alba creating danger down the left.

 FC Barcelona vs APOEL FC: Winning start (1-0)

FC Barcelona vs APOEL FC: Winning start (1-0)

Barça only found the net once, a Gerard Piqué header after 27 minutes

Luis Enrique was able to celebrate his managerial debut in the Champions League with three points, but just as he had warned beforehand, the APOEL Nicosia presented a far tougher challenge than many had predicted. Despite dominating almost of the play, Barça only found the net once, a Gerard Piqué header after 27 minutes.

Culture

La Mercè 2014 kicks off

From the 19th to the 24th of September the streets of Barcelona will play host to more than 600 activities in honour of the city's Festa Major, or annual festival

La Mercè 2014 kicks off on Friday, September the 19th and, up until Wednesday the 24th, many of Barcelona's most emblematic spaces will be given over to more than 600 activities of all types in honour of the city's Festa Major, or annual festival. These activities will include popular culture, street art, circus, music, dance and mappings, among others. One of the main features this year will, in fact, be the mapping entitled Barcekholm on the façade of the City Council, co-produced by La Mercè and the Stockholm Culture Festival and created by a team of Catalan and Swedish artists.

'From Miró to Barcelona' exhibition traces the Catalan artist's legacy to his hometown

'From Miró to Barcelona' exhibition traces the Catalan artist's legacy to his hometown

The display focuses on 4 art works that Miró wanted to donate to Barcelona

Money

Catalan exports growing faster than ever, with the 6.9% in July marking an all-time record

Catalan exports growing faster than ever, with the 6.9% in July marking an all-time record

Catalonia has reached an all-time high in a single month, beating its previous export record

In July this year, Catalonia's exports were worth ?5.67 billion. The figure represents an increase of 6.9% from the same month last year. Furthermore it means that Catalonia has reached an all-time high in a single month, beating its previous export record.

Barcelona El Prat Airport overtook Madrid Barajas once again in August

Barcelona El Prat Airport overtook Madrid Barajas once again in August

4.24 million people travelled through Barcelona El Prat last August

Politics

Gasol brothers state their support for referendum

'I'm in favour of the referendum' said Marc Gasol · Brother Pau Gasol, for his part, said that 'everyone has a right to decide, everyone has the right to express themselves'

NBA player Marc Gasol declared his support for the referendum on secession from Spain planned for 9 November. Asked for his views on the independence vote at a luncheon hosted yesterday by the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, the Memphis Grizzlies defensive player said: 'Personally, I am in favour of the vote'.

Catalonia's self-determination is 'strengthened' by UK's 'democracy lesson', states Catalan President

Catalonia's self-determination is 'strengthened' by UK's 'democracy lesson', states Catalan President

Spain's PM, Mariano Rajoy, welcomed Scotland's 'no' to independence and took advantage of the occasion to emphasise the threats and uncertainties of independence

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Opinions

Three branches that cannot be severed

Three branches that cannot be severed

The Pine Tree is country, it's politics, but it is also nature, and childhood memories. It's a sort of magical space.

What do they want, violence?

What do they want, violence?

Even when they attack with all their might. Respond with a smile. And go vote on Sunday. En masse.

Presidential threats

Presidential threats

It is unacceptable for the state we currently live in to investigate its own citizens for political reasons

For Scotland, Europe and the world

For Scotland, Europe and the world

Scotland's 'Yes' vote would serve as an incentive to understanding that the utmost in freedom can be achieved without wars and violence

'Ara és l'hora' ('Now is the time')

'Ara és l'hora' ('Now is the time')

'Catalan society is on the final straight on its way to decide the future of its new state'

Archive: Politics

Castro: "The best way to get American recognition is for Catalans to show they are determined to be independent"

Interview in Brussels

PP Secretary General rejects a constitutional reform to solve "territorial problems"

PP Secretary General rejects a constitutional reform to solve "territorial problems"

"We must not reinvent our country every time that there are new winds of crisis"

Mas says ERC could join the government “in the fall”

Mas says ERC could join the government “in the fall”

ERC leader says he's ready to join a coalition, as long as goals are clearly established

Last hours of a cloudy reign

Last hours of a cloudy reign

Today the abdication of Juan Carlos of Bourbon will become official with a ceremony and the passage of a "fundamental law"

Archive: Culture/Life

Catalan museums received 21.5 million visitors in 2013

Catalan museums received 21.5 million visitors in 2013

The Sagrada Família, Salvador Dalí Theatre-Museum, and FC Barcelona museum topped the rankings

Trapezi International Circus Festival fills streets of Reus after event facelift

Trapezi International Circus Festival fills streets of Reus after event facelift

The event in Reus attracted more than 100,000 visitors and 72 professionals

Barcelona's city government issues challenge to innovators

Barcelona's city government issues challenge to innovators

Winning companies will have their projects funded, implemented and supported

Catalan music on show in Liverpool's Sound City Festival

Catalan music on show in Liverpool's Sound City Festival

The city hosts more than 360 bands in 25 different venues, as well as improvised open-air movie theatres