30 May, 2016 @ 15:03
1 min read

Catalan companies increasingly fined for publishing information only in Spanish

barcelona spain  e

barcelona-spain-1ALMOST a hundred Catalan companies have been fined so far this year for using only Spanish in their signage.

The region’s consumer code requires that businesses publish all public information ‘at least in Catalan’.

The government has been cracking down as its desire to secede from Madrid and enforce Catalan as the predominant language grows.

Companies who write signs, menus or catalogues only in Spanish can be fined from hundreds to thousands of euros, depending on size or the amount of untranslated language.

Citizens can report defiant businesses anonymously.

A librarian, Roger Sueba, has claimed to have denounced 5,000 companies.

In 2015, the number of businesses sanctioned grew from 57 to 68, with fines totalling almost €150,000.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

GOT A STORY? Contact [email protected] or call +34 951 273 575 Twitter: @olivepress

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie e
Previous Story

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie buy luxury eight-bedroom house in Spain

henna e
Next Story

UK doctors warn holidaymakers of henna tattoos

Latest from Business & Finance

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press