FOOD INDUSTRY

The vegan era, or the end of carnal pleasures

In Spain, there are now millions of “flexitarians,” vegetarians and vegans, but while meat consumption is falling, industrial farming is on the rise

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE DRIVE

Spanish government breaks off talks with Catalonia

Deputy PM Carmen Calvo says separatist parties are rejecting offers, and warns that a veto of the budget plan could lead to early elections

ANIMAL CRUELTY

Arrests in Spain for animal abuse rose 20% in 2018

A total of 600 people were detained or investigated, according to the Civil Guard’s nature protection service Seprona

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, February 8, 2019

OPINION

Brexit, Ireland and European solidarity

The European Union must minimize the impact of Brexit on Ireland, but the republic must also send a sign of solidarity to the other member states. Sponging off others on tax matters is not acceptable in a bloc based on solidarity

ROAD SAFETY

Scooter rider caught on camera going wrong way through Barcelona tunnel

The municipal authorities have been trying to identify the culprit on the electric-powered device. The video of the incident, shot from a car, has since gone viral

HOMELESSNESS

From Andy Warhol parties to living on the streets: How Barcelona’s homeless supermodel fell from grace

Nastasia Urbano tells EL PAÍS how she went from dancing with Melanie Griffith to sleeping in bank foyers in the Catalan capital

EU MIGRATION CRISIS

Spain rejects French-German plan to tackle Mediterranean migration crisis

Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska expressed veiled criticism for Italy and Malta – who would benefit most from the initiative – for not doing their part

ART

Two visitors accidentally damage artworks in Madrid’s Palacio de Cristal

The Reina Sofía museum will have to pay out €13,700 to rebuild the sculptures by Iranian artist Nairy Baghramian because they were not insured