Social issues

Barcelona falls short in its plan to welcome over 9.000 refugees to the city. more

Oct 14, 2016 3:41 PM In the City

Home truths: Picking up the pieces of a broken housing system. more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM IN THE CITY


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Small live music venues in Barcelona have been under threat for some time, but has the Ajuntament changed its tune? more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM IN THE CITY

After the 27-S elections, we take a look at who’s who in the new Catalan government. more

May 3, 2016 3:15 PM IN THE CITY


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A look at the history and culture of Barcelona's Pakistani community. more

Apr 28, 2016 4:00 PM IN THE CITY

Joan visiting Amics member Eugenia on Sant Jordi Day earlier this year.

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Joan Corrigan describes her experiences of volunteering with a group that provides support to the elderly more

Aug 29, 2011 12:00 AM IN THE CITY 5 Comments


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From the archive: NGO Arrels try to lend a hand to the city's residents in need more

Aug 13, 2010 7:56 AM LIVING 1 Comments

Disabled access home

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From the archive: November 2007 still presented some roadblocks for Barcelona's disabled residents. Nearly three years later, how much has changed? more

Aug 9, 2010 1:00 PM IN THE CITY

The final selection of video highlights of the audience participation section of Metropolitan's Catalan nationalism event that was held in April 2010 more

May 11, 2010 3:48 PM IN THE CITY

More video extracts from the question and answer session of Metropolitan's forum held about Catalan nationalism at the Ateneu Barcelonès in April 2010 more

May 11, 2010 3:25 PM IN THE CITY

Sala de Actes, Ateneu Barcelonès - home

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Following the speeches of the four speakers at the Metropolitan nationalism forum, members of the audience were invited to raise questions and make comments on the issue more

May 11, 2010 2:35 PM IN THE CITY

The third speaker at Metropolitan's Catalan nationalism forum was Nito Foncuberta, a member of the Ciutadans (C's) party, who spoke against the idea of Catalan nationalism more

Apr 28, 2010 5:15 PM IN THE CITY

A member of the party Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya, Lluís Bosch, a native of Catalunya, represents the pro-independence perspective more

Apr 26, 2010 5:12 PM IN THE CITY

The first speaker in Barcelona Metropolitan's forum, held on April 8th, 2010, Charles Ablett is opposed to Catalan nationalism more

Apr 26, 2010 5:08 PM IN THE CITY 2 Comments

The second speaker, Erik Jeffery, is a British businessman who has lived in Catalunya for seven years. He supports Catalan independence, citing economic and cultural benefits. more

Apr 26, 2010 5:06 PM IN THE CITY

Spain's anti-smoking laws are due to get tougher in January 2011 more

Feb 24, 2010 4:15 PM IN THE CITY 8 Comments

Bin Diving

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Bin diving is becoming increasingly popular in Barcelona as a way for people to get their food more

Feb 1, 2010 1:00 AM IN THE CITY


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Why is juvenile obesity becoming a common problem in a country where it was practically nonexisent a generation ago? more

Feb 1, 2010 1:00 AM IN THE CITY 1 Comments

Boqueria home

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One after another, the city's markets are being brought into the 21st century more

Jan 28, 2010 12:48 AM IN THE CITY

Efforts are being made to make Catalunya home to many different religions but they may not be doing the job more

Dec 1, 2009 3:44 PM IN THE CITY 2 Comments

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