The Spanish press busy themselves with news of the Catalan Nation’s travelling moustache and his latest embassy, but his visit doesn’t show up in the English-language press, the organisers (Catalan Institute of America) are silent, and the only vaguely relevant function listed yesterday on NYU’s agenda is at 18:00 and features Miguel Sanz and the Navarre government. The Navarre event, coming at the beginning of the spring term and on inauguration day, constitutes a clear waste of public money, but it looks like Carod is claiming expenses for (self-)promotional activities that didn’t actually take place. So where were he and Ferran Villalonga yesterday evening?
- Fines for “incorrect” language use
As we go into recession the governments of two mini-“nations”, one with a state, the other with considerable autonomy, both worse
- All our pupils go out from Sil School with really high linguistics skills
If Colegio Sil in Barcelona wants to sell its foreign language provision to any but the stupid it might want to
- Barcelona double agent’s difficulties with pounds, shillings and pence
He claimed to be travelling around Britain and submitted his travel expenses based on fares listed in a British railway guide.
- Freudian false friend hamstrings Spanish government’s City presentation
An amusing and presumably unintended glimpse of the Spanish economic pushmi-pullyu–are structural reforms for real or merely for foreigners?–is to be
- Link sink for 28/05/2009
Drinking, driving, cursing.
Surely you’re not suggesting that nationalism’s foreign adventures are nothing but a PR fraud for purely domestic consumption and with the sole genuine intention of travelling extensively at the taxpayer’s expense?!
I’m informed that the event wasn’t advertised, but it did actually take place.
This is the invitation I got, but I did not attend, I was in Budapest. Anyway, they would have not allowed me in with so many eggs.
I think even our moustachioed friend knows that you need to break some eggs to make a carod cake.
The andaluces do it, too. Must be a third world thing.
NYU only hosted it because the Catalan government pays them through the institute Ramón Llull. There is a like arrangement for the LSE in London and other universities. Only about 30 people went to it.