Barcelona is very much alive

After taking a look at our Economy section, where the president of the United States Federal Reserve announces measures to tackle inflation that will cause "pain" to companies and households, and seeing how in Europe the Council of the EU urgently convenes to his energy ministers in the face of the imminent huge rise in the prices of electricity and gas, one is tempted to explain to them that the central theme of the conversations he has enjoyed this summer has been about the economic cataclysm that is coming.

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26 August 2022 Friday 18:39
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Barcelona is very much alive

After taking a look at our Economy section, where the president of the United States Federal Reserve announces measures to tackle inflation that will cause "pain" to companies and households, and seeing how in Europe the Council of the EU urgently convenes to his energy ministers in the face of the imminent huge rise in the prices of electricity and gas, one is tempted to explain to them that the central theme of the conversations he has enjoyed this summer has been about the economic cataclysm that is coming. It is a summer where, after two years of the pandemic, the majority of citizens who have been able to afford it have disconnected like never before and have enjoyed life in the best carpe diem style. However, between bath and bath, between beer and beer, he has looked at the calendar and has decided that, in September, the world will open up at our feet. Winter is coming.

That is why it is worth making an effort to direct our gaze to the things that are going well. Thus, after so many months of disrepute on the Barcelona brand, due to the controversial management of the team led by Mayor Ada Colau, it is worth noting how the city continues to have a drive that makes it unbeatable compared to other alternatives. The success of the music festivals that have been held in the city in recent months and the impact that the performances of world figures such as Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen or Elton John will have this coming year, who have chosen the Catalan capital to their concerts in Spain. The Barcelona brand continues to be very powerful despite everything and everyone. You can't with her. The reopening of the Norwegian base at El Prat airport or the positive economic impact that the holding of the America's Cup is already causing are two other examples.

We are the first to pull the ears of our public administrators for resting on our laurels, but it is also worth noting when things are done well and allow the city not to enter a pessimistic lethargy of abandonment. Barcelona is very much alive.

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