Leo Messi gets third FIFA Ballon D’OR

Messi gets his third FIFA Ballon D’OR in a row and thus joins an elite club of footballers. He was presented the trophy by Brazil legend Ronaldo.

Grec Festival Barcelona 2011

The Grec Festival Barcelona 2011 has already got underway and there is a wealth of culture to be enjoyed by everyone from music and dance to theatre and art.

If you haven’t seen Born Barcelona, you haven’t really seen anything at all

The Born district in Barcelona has to be one of the most enchanting of all. If you haven’t been to Born Barcelona you are missing out on a wonderful experience as there is so much to see and do in this trendy part of town.

Barcelona Tourism

Barcelona Tourism has got to be on just about everyone’s agenda when they first set foot in the catalan capital. There are so many things to see and do here the mind boggles.

Things to do in Barcelona Spain

Things to do in Barcelona Spain is a small guide that will get you up and running with the main things to do while you are on holiday in Barcelona whether it’s a few days or a week.

Spanish Wines And Wines From Catalonia

Some information about the labels on Spanish and Catalan wines. From young fruity wines to Crianzas right up to mature Reservas and Cavas.

Munich attack might not have been terrorism

A 18-year German-Iranian shot dead nine people in a fast-food restaurant. Police said his motives were “totally unclear”. News from EUobserver

Madness and terror

THE spots where the bodies fell are now marked by makeshift memorials along the palm-fringed beachfront. Some are ringed by pebbles. Most feature candles, stems of white flowers and teddy bears. Ten children were among the 84 killed on July 14th, when a 31-year-old Tunisian citizen ploughed a 19-tonne truck into Bastille Day crowds. A […]

MEPs explore new ways to monitor EU commissioners

The EU parliament’s largest group says allegations against climate chief Canete are political, but doesn’t want a neutral mechanism to test commissioners. News from EUobserver

Czechs fear far-away islam

Many Czechs fear a wave of Islamic migration, but in reality very few Muslims have sought asylum there, and very few locals have even met a Muslim. News from EUobserver

Fear of the maple menace

OF ALL the countries with which the European Union might conclude a trade agreement, Canada ought to be the least controversial. The land of maple syrup and baffling politeness has had a patchwork of sectoral trade and investment deals with Europe since the late 1970s. It currently boasts a liberal government led by an affable […]

Turkish leaders start crackdown after failed coup

Thousands of Turkish military personnel and judges have been arrested, while president Erdogan accused US-exiled cleric Gulen of trying to topple him. News from EUobserver