The Council for the Republic, an organization led by the exiled leaders, is now a reality. Its aim: to give the independence movement a boost. And, despite being only privately funded, it’s set to play a role in Catalan politics - it’s one of the key projects of Quim Torra’s presidency. Catalan News gets you up to speed on the Council, as we hear from its supporters and its naysayers. Meanwhile, today we also learned what issue worries the citizens of Barcelona the most. And it’s not tourism.