Opinion

random thoughts. terry parris
Writer

Living life to its fullest

I read with sympathy in April's Catalonia Today how many young Catalans feel forced “to seek work abroad”. Sympathy, because some of my own family have had to leave recently due to a lack of work....

. LLUÍS ROMERO
THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE
BARNEY GRIFFITHS

Chat as stress relief

I've been working at universities in Catalonia for the past 10 years or so, and it is very noticeable how students behave in comparison to students in other countries I've lived in. Surprisingly for many...

. LLUÍS ROMERO
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
MARTIN KIRBY

Making the case...in Spanish

Something is eating at me. It matters.Politicians and commentators pat the water in steady rhythm, sending out ripples that are reaching around the world. But the messages are not all pro-Catalonia.Knowledge...

. LLUÍS ROMERO
Long-term resident
Matthew tree

White elephant, black hole

Last month a report made by the Foundation for the Study of Applied Economics (FEDEA, in its Spanish acronym) revealed that Spain's high-speed rail system (patriotically called the Alta Velocidad Española:...

tribune. lluís verbon

Room for improvement in business

We have listed Catalonia's business strengths in dealing confidently with a new state. Now we'll analyse the other side: the aspects that need to improve. There is a growing number of Catalan businesses...

reflections

Missing the clouds

Sometimes, for those whose mood depends on the weather, to be born in a Mediterranean country means that we spend most of our life with a smile on our faces. We live in a bright world and that's why we...

from the editor
marcela topor. mtopor@cataloniatoday.cat

It's not too late to help Catalonia's youth

One of the most devastating effects of the economic crisis in the past few years is the emigration of local young talent. With poor contracts and conditions at home, increasing numbers of young Catalans...

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THE LAST WORD

Not goodbye, just au revoir

It could be my advancing years making themselves felt, but it seems to me that we are increasingly critical of young people these days. Despite living in a society that idolises youth, where middle-aged...

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Tribune. brett hetherington
Journalist and writer/ bretthetherington.net

Easy on the eye

Watching my son doing his geography homework the other day I was struck by how much time he was spending on selecting online images to accompany his (minimal) written work.This activity is now a big part...

. LLUÍS ROMERO
THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE
BARNEY GRIFFITHS

Tolerably religious

wEaster is upon us, which means the – to me at least – disturbing televised sight of people dragging crosses around and shouting guapa at the Virgin Mary: such are the images we receive each year from...