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The Spanish office of the public prosecutor files a lawsuit against Mas for four offences

The Spanish office of the public prosecutor files a lawsuit against Mas for four offences

He has also named Joana Ortega and Irene Rigau

The Spanish attorney general, Eduardo Torres-Dulce, has filed the lawsuit against president Artur Mas, the vice-president Joana Ortega and the minister Irene Rigau for four offences of serious disobedience, perversion of the course of justice, misappropriation of public funds and usurpation of authority.

Ugo Valenti: 'Barcelona is the global loudspeaker and a hub of smart technologies'

Ugo Valenti: 'Barcelona is the global loudspeaker and a hub of smart technologies'

Interview with signee of the 'Let Catalans vote' manifesto

'"Incerta glòria" (Uncertain Glory) is the great novel about the Civil War'

We offer you the video of the presentation of the book by Joan Sales at the British Library

Last week, 'Incerta glòria', the book by Joan Sales on the war of 1936, was presented at the British Library in London. Translator, editor and writer, Joan Sales wrote the book now considered one of the best works of Catalan narrative of the 20th century, based on his own experience as a Republican soldier. 

Paul Preston: 'There is rejection of Madrid's such antidemocratic behaviour'

Paul Preston: 'There is rejection of Madrid's such antidemocratic behaviour'

Interview with the signee of the 'Let Catalans vote' manifesto

Paul Preston (1946) is one of the great British Hispanists. With a doctorate in history from Oxford University he has written canonical books on 20th century Spain: from a biography of Franco to a history of the war of 1936, passing through a study on the post-war repression ('The Spanish Holocaust'). 

Barcelona – Smart City

Barcelona hosts the most international Smart City conference to date: 400 cities from 5 continents

From fab labs to fab cities: a project that aims to develop a fully productive city whose inhabitants share their knowledge to solve local problems and set up new businesses and education schemes. 

Barcelona hosts the most international Smart City conference to date: 400 cities from 5 continents

Technological companies and start-ups are presenting applications for greater sustainability and for improving the quality of life of citizens

From the 18th until the 20th of November, Barcelona is hosting the Smart City Expo World Congress at the Fira de Barcelona exhibition centre. Now in its 4th edition, it will be its most international to date, with 400 cities participating from 5 continents.

Shared innovation in the open city

Shared innovation in the open city

The project iCity is becoming the European laboratory for the creation of services making use of public information systems

We are currently in the throes of a far-reaching economic and social crisis that has led us to rethink many of the foundations of what we used to know as the "welfare state". 

A platform to connect innovation and creativity

A platform to connect innovation and creativity

The BCNLab project mirrors a path taken by the cities that are pushing the world forward

Catalan President offers to meet Rajoy during his visit to Barcelona

Spanish PM refused to have any discussion about Catalonia's self-determination demands

Coinciding with Rajoy's trip to Barcelona, scheduled on November 29, the Spokesperson for the Catalan Government, Francesc Homs, stated on Tuesday that Mas "would be delighted to welcome Rajoy at the Generalitat Palace".

A sincere gesture

A sincere gesture

Opinion article by Àlez Ribó on the independence vote on November 9, 2014

Mario Vargas Llosa, a Threat to Liberalism

Mario Vargas Llosa, a Threat to Liberalism

'Vargas Llosa loved Barcelona under the Francoist boot, but his love soured when the city began to reassert its cultural personality'

'I was moved' tells unionist MEP who leaded the international delegation monitoring the independence vote

A Scottish unionist politician, MEP Ian Duncan, leaded the international observers' delegation responsible for monitoring November 9 independence vote. Before the vote he explained in an article why he agreed to lead it. 

2,305,390 million Catalans vote on independence

2,305,390 million Catalans vote on independence

Long queues since the opening of the polling stations · Check videos and pictures

2,305,390 Catalans have taken part in the independence vote of 9 November called by the Government of Catalonia and prohibited by the central government and the Spanish courts.

90% of cyberattacks in Spain targeted Catalonia over 9-N weekend

90% of cyberattacks in Spain targeted Catalonia over 9-N weekend

The cyberattack threatened the delivery of basic services, says Catalan government

Culture

Gaudí: The foundations of a new architecture

Gaudí: The foundations of a new architecture

Nothing new is created without research, taking risks and teamwork. · Gaudí's attitude was identical to that of Einstein, Planck and Higgs

Recent research on the work of Gaudí can be summarised in four points. The first indicates that Gaudí's aim was to create a new kind of architecture; this is what made him original and revolutionary, and is the reason that after a hundred years it serves as a source of inspiration for today's architecture and engineering.

'I was impressed by how happy people were while voting'

International journalists explain why they came to Catalonia

On Sunday early morning, Catalans formed long queues in front of the voting centres, despite the forecast of rain and the possibility of police taking away ballot boxes, in order to be among the first ones to vote.

Statement from International Parliamentary Delegation on Catalonia's Public Participation Process

An international delegation consisting of eight MEPs followed closely the Catalan independence vote. They were divided into three groups and visited thirty polling stations.

Homage to Catalans

Homage to Catalans

Editorial by VilaWeb's director Vicent Partal

Barcelona presents a white paper to become the Catalan state capital

Barcelona presents a white paper to become the Catalan state capital

More than 150 experts explain what potential challenges and opportunities independence would mean for the city

Another Catalan artist, Colita, rejects the Spanish Government's National Culture Prize

Another Catalan artist, Colita, rejects the Spanish Government's National Culture Prize

She criticizes 'the pitiful' situation of the cultural sector

Photographer Colita has rejected the National Photography Prize awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture because of 'the pitiful, shameful and painful' situation of the cultural sector in Spain.

Noam Chomsky and Dario Fo join international petition supporting Catalonia's right to self-determination

On Saturday, one day after the Spanish government announced that it would challenge the independence consultation vote of 9 November before the Constitutional Court, ten famous personalities signed a petition.

Impressive pots and pans 'casserole protest' in favour of the 9-N

One will be held every evening until the independence vote

Last night the sound of pots and pans rang out in many towns of Catalonia as a spontaneous reaction to the suspension by the Spanish Constitutional Court of the voting on 9 November.

Would Kennedy say 'I am a Catalonia' today?<br/><br/>

Would Kennedy say 'I am a Catalonia' today?

Opinion article by Otto Ozols

In thinking about European values and ideals, I wish to address all Europeans and particularly their political leaders. I particularly am addressing high-ranking politicians in Norway, Finland, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Spain's Supreme Court rejects Catalan Government's complaint against Rajoy for violating fundamental rights

The Spanish Supreme Court has decided to reject the Catalan Government's complaint, filed on Tuesday, against the Spanish Government's appeal of the independence vote, scheduled for the 9th of November.