The Council of the Republic, an international body to promote Catalonia's right to self-determination abroad, will be launched on October 30 in Barcelona. Led by former president Carles Puigdemont, those involved say it’s an essential part of the work towards the implementation of a Catalan Republic, something that opposition parties see as delusional. Catalan News today gets you up to speed on this, and takes you to discover one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe.