Euromaxx checks out what to see and do in the laid-back northeastern Spanish city of Girona, which boasts the world's best restaurant and a quirky tradition listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
After six months of standstill, Catalonia's regional government has chosen a new president. Quim Torra takes over from Carles Puigdemont, with his predecessor’s blessing and rapprochement with Madrid a long way off.
Carles Puigdemont is the figurehead of Catalonia's independence movement – hated by some, lionized by others. Nicolas Martin visited the Catalan president's birthplace, Amer, to learn more about him.
The Catalan president's biography is dominated by the quest for regional independence. But the former journalist is world-savvy and conversant in English, French and Romanian.
Barcelona travel to Madrid on Saturday with the chance to extend their lead at the top of La Liga to 14 points. The stakes are high, not least for German stars Toni Kroos and Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
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