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Politics & People news & information for Girona province

No legal action for yellow 'protest parasols' on Catalunya beach
Politics Tue, Aug 21, 2018

No legal action for yellow 'protest parasols' on...

A PRO-INDEPENDENCE group who set up dozens of yellow parasols and towels on the beach in Blanes (Girona province) will not face legal action since the prosecution says it falls within the boundaries of 'freedom of...

Girona renames square 'Plaça 1 d'Octubre' to mark referendum
Politics Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Girona renames square 'Plaça 1 d'Octubre' to...

THE COSTA Brava's capital city has agreed to change the name of a prominent square to 'Plaça 1 d'Octubre' in homage to the date of the disputed independence referendum in Catalunya. Girona is governed...

Large crowd applauds as Franco era royal photo burned
Politics Fri, Nov 2, 2007

Large crowd applauds as Franco era royal photo burned

A demonstration organised by a number of different Catalan nationalist organisations drew a crowd of between seven and eight hundred people, who all clapped and cheered loudly when a large black and white copy of a...

Royal photo burner released without bail
Politics Sat, Sep 22, 2007

Royal photo burner released without bail

High Court judge, Santiago Pedraz, released the man arrested for publicly burning photos of King Juan Carlos during a protest in Girona last weekend without imposing the €10,000 euro bail demanded by the prosecution...

Anti-Franco priest and politician found dead, suicide suspected
Politics Sun, Aug 12, 2007

Anti-Franco priest and politician found dead, suicide...

75 year old Lluís Maria Xirinacs was found dead in a wood in the town of Ogassa (Girona) yesterday afternoon and police are not ruling out the possibility that the former author, priest and prominent anti-Franco...

A Homage to Cataluña International Brigade
Politics Tue, Apr 18, 2006

A Homage to Cataluña International Brigade

To mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the International Brigade in Figueres (Girona), mayor Joan Armangué unveiled a plaque on Saturday at the Castell de Sant Ferran, which served as their first barracks. The...

Politics Wed, Feb 15, 2006

Cataluña PP expels rebel Lloret spokesman

The regional branch of the Partido Popular have expelled their spokesman for Lloret de Mar (Girona), Joaquim Teixidor, after he said yesterday that Angel Acebes and Eduardo Zaplana should be sacked, and that Mariano...

Dali burial dispute
Politics Fri, Apr 2, 2004

Dali burial dispute

The Gala-Salvador Dalí foundation is insisting the artist’s remains are kept in the Teatro-Museo in Figueres. The painter’s ex-secretary Robert Descharnes wants Dalí’s remains to be taken to the castle in Púbol...

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