Arribo de la Reina Belluga i els Focs de Carnaval, Carnaval de Barcelona 2016 4.02.2016 Foto PERE VIRGILI

Weekend: Carnival turns the districts upside down

Popular culture. Fat Thursday kicks off a week of revelry, the high point coming on Saturday with thirty parades.
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Alliance to reduce the digital divide

Innovation. The signing of the Barcelona Declaration for Digital Social Inclusion is a clear message conveying the will to build a more social, democratic and inclusive city.
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A new global city

Economy. City Council is strengthening its international economic promotion, consolidating Barcelona as an open city, revitalising the local economy, creating quality Jobs and reducing inequality.
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“Unaccompanied foreign minors don’t generate solidarity”

Interview. We spoke to Rosa Bada, strategic director at the Fundació Bayt al-Thaqafa.
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The dog zone at the Llevant beach will reopen in summer with improvements

Ecology. The positive results of the pilot scheme in the summer of 2016 mean the experience will be repeated this year.
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Minors, alone and unprotected

Childhood. We visited the Fundació Bayt al-Thaqafa, which works with foreign children and youths in Barcelona who migrated to Europe on their own.
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The city’s pigeon population, under control with contraceptive bird food

Ecology. The pigeon population is estimated at 85,000 and could be cut by 80% in five years without having to sacrifice animals.
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The central government again stops Barcelona taking in asylum seekers

Asylum. A letter from the Secretary of State for Territorial Administrations denies cities the power to take in asylum seekers.
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‘Volem acollir’, Europe’s biggest demonstration to call for the reception of refugees

Refuge City. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Barcelona to call for solutions, safe routes into Europe and a new policy on borders.
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“Cartoons can be devastating”

Interview. We spoke to Miguel Villalba, ‘Elchicotriste’, cartoonist and co-founder of Dibuixants Sense Fronteres.
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Agenda Recomanada

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The arrival of King Carnestoltes

As ever, Carnival gets under way with the arrival of King Carnestoltes and the ‘Taronjada’ in Pl. Sant Jaume.
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Railway in the Parc del Castell de l’Oreneta

Ride on the trains and discover the Parc del Castell de l’Oreneta.
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