Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain in terms of population. It is the capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia.
Located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Barcelona is the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea and one of Europe's leading tourist, economic and cultural centers. It is the sixth most populous municipality in the European Union. Here you can find an automatic compilation of DW content on Barcelona.
On today's programme: Emmanuel Macron's victory in France heralds a new era. But what does it mean for the future of the EU and for Brexit negotiations? - The fate of those displaced by war in eastern Ukraine – Concern over media freedoms in Slovakia - The American entrepreneur helping the homeless in Barcelona - And a few belly laughs in Berlin.
Social service centres usually only offer homeless people a bed and a meal. But Andrew Funk, an American based in Barcelona has taken social protection to a new level. Funk wants to help the homeless start new lives. So he provides them with the tools and a network to build a business based on their skills and talent. Funk is aiming high. He wants to eradicate homelessness in the entire city.
Spanish police have arrested eight people and raided 12 properties in the greater Barcelona area. The raids followed a lengthy investigation into Islamist militants, the Brussels attacks and organized crime, police said.
Paulo Dybala's brace helped Juventus to a dominant 3-0 win that puts them in a great position to advance to the last four. The result leaves Barcelona on the brink, but they have recovered from that position before.
On today's programme:Brexit Day and an unknown future for the UK - Brexit and Northern Ireland - Turks in Germany start voting in the Turkish referendum - Turkish referendum and social media – Protests and detentions in Belarus - One of Putin's biggest critics has designs on the Presidency – Are tourists a blight on Barcelona? – Ai Weiwei and the refugee crisis - Why are Norwegians just so happy?
With 30 million annual visitors to a city of 1.6 million, is Barcelona being ruined by tourism? The city has banned new hotels and declared war on Airbnb, blamed for driving up real estate prices for locals, and flooding the city with visitors. The mayor says Barcelona risks becoming a Disneyland version of itself, with too many souvenir shops and no local character. Lauren Frayer reports.