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An Air Berlin plane

28 June 2010 12:25 AM

Air Berlin to stay in Mallorca

The German airline criticises current connections between Barcelona airport terminals and opts to stay in the Balearic Islands.
Joaquín Almunia, European Commissioner for Competition, today at the press conference.

23 June 2010 11:46 PM

Brussels fines Catalan group Roca around 39 million euros for breaking competition law

Catalan sanitary company Roca has been fined 38.7 million euros for participating in a cartel (agreeing on prices competitors) with 16 other sanitary companies for over 12 years. Masco informed the European Commission of the covert operation.
Erwin Ruhe, the head of the BASF group's activities in Spain

23 June 2010 04:51 AM

BASF increases sales by 27%

The multinational chemical company, with a strong presence in Catalonia, increases sales in Spain in the first quarter of 2010 despite the effects of the economic crisis in the construction and automobile sectors.
Ryanair planes in Girona Airport

22 June 2010 09:54 PM

Foreign tourism in Catalonia grows 2.3% in May

The number of tourists that visited Catalonia this May increased by 2.3% in comparison to May of 2009, despite the volcano ash cloud. Catalonia remains the first autonomous community in number of foreign visitors.
Miguel Angel Fernández Ordóñez (talking) before the Spanish Parliament's Economy Committee

22 June 2010 09:37 PM

The Bank of Spain asks autonomous communities for greater austerity

The Bank of Spain?s Governor demands that autonomous communities and local administrations cut public expenditure even more. He has added that most of the means announced by these public administrations are too far from the level of reductions the...
Blanco, Montilla and Hereu visited the area where the station will be constructed

22 June 2010 03:58 PM

Barcelona's largest train station kicks off

High-speed trains, regional trains, subways and buses will combine into the greatest transport hub of Barcelona, La Sagrera. The Catalan President considers this huge project as ?an example of cooperation between the different administrations?.
A group of workers in the SEAT factory, in Catalonia

19 June 2010 12:59 AM

Exportations drive Catalan industrial sector recovery

Catalan manufacturers have improved their activity during the first quarter of 2010, a positive trend that depends on the evolution of the debt crisis, says the Secretary for Industry and Business.
A La Caixa office next to a Caixa Girona one

18 June 2010 08:11 PM

La Caixa gives its green light to merge with Caixa Girona

The largest financial institution in Catalonia and the largest savings bank in Europe, La Caixa, agreed to merge with Caixa Girona. Yesterday evening, La Caixa?s board approved the merger with the medium sized Girona savings bank.
Barcelona's airport can expand its capacity and handle up to 50 million passengers

17 June 2010 11:46 PM

Barcelona airport to double its capacity in the next few years

While most European airports operate at over-capacity, Barcelona's airport has the potential to 'expand' and reach up to 50 million travellers, according to the industry.
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