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Messi and Pedro at the last League campaign's opening game against Real Sociedad (by FC Barcelona)

16 August 2013 06:29 PM

Barça’s positive record in Spanish league’s opening fixtures

FC Barcelona’s 2013/14 Liga campaign begins on Sunday, playing at home in the Camp Nou (19pm CET) in a match against Levante. Barça have won 14 of their last 20 Liga openers and there are plenty of reasons to feel confident that...

The last rehearsal of Wow! before the world's premiere in the Peralada Castle Festival (by A. Recolons)

14 August 2013 09:00 PM

Costa Brava’s Festival of Peralada Castle hosts the world premier of the chamber opera ‘Wow!’

This Wednesday, the world premier of the chamber opera ‘Wow!’ takes place at the Festival of Peralada Castle, located in northern Catalonia’s Costa Brava. The libretto is inspired by texts written by Oscar Wilde and Walt...

A detail of Gas Natural's Fenosa headquarters, located in Barcelona (by ACN)

14 August 2013 08:55 PM

Barcelona-based Gas Natural Fenosa to stay in Panama for 15 more years through Edernet and Edechi

The multinational energy company has confirmed it will continue operating in Panama for at least 15 more years through its subsidiary companies Edernet and Edechi, which control 65% of the country’s electricity market, supplying more than...

Barcelona's Piknic Electronic takes place on the Montjuic hill (by D. Bettencourt)

14 August 2013 06:05 PM

Thousands of fans enjoy weekly music event Piknic Electronik in Barcelona

This summer, electronic music fans have the chance to enjoy a weekly music festival in Barcelona with renowned DJs such as Richie Hawtin, Joy Orbison, Claude Vonstroke and M.A.N.D.Y playing in a hillside park to thousands of attendees. The...

Drug prices were behind the reduction of the annual inflation rate (by J. Molina)

13 August 2013 09:24 PM

Prices fall in Catalonia in July and set the annual inflation rate at 2.1%

According to a figures released by the Spanish Institute of Statistics (INE), Catalonia’s annual inflation rate fell from 2.6% to 2.1% between June and July. This is the second lowest annual inflation rate that Catalonia has experienced...

A demonstration of public sector employees in front of the Catalan Government's palace in Barcelona (by ACN)

13 August 2013 09:19 PM

Catalonia has 41 civil servants per 1,000 inhabitants while the Spanish average is 57

The number of public employees in Catalonia has been reduced by 4.76% over the last year, while in the whole of Spain the reduction was of 3.97%, due to the budget cuts in the public sector. However, the number of civil servants in Catalonia...

A school canteen in the Catalan Province of Tarragona (by R. Segura)

12 August 2013 09:40 PM

The Catalan Society of Paediatrics denies that children in Catalonia suffer from food deprivation due to economic reasons

Last week, the Catalan Ombudsman issued a report stating that 4% of children in Catalonia under the age of 16 suffer from food deprivation (50,000 children) and he linked it to the current economic crisis. The Primary Care section of the...

Oriol Maspons supervising how his personal archive was transferred to the MNAC (by M. Amengual)

12 August 2013 09:28 PM

Oriol Maspons, the photographer who depicted life in Barcelona between the 1950s and 1980s, dies aged 84

Maspons was one of the greatest Catalan photographers of all time. He is famous for his pictures of the former Somorrostro slum in the Barceloneta beach, party life in Ibiza during the 1970s and Barcelona’s left-wing group of bourgeois...

Neymar scored a superb goal against a selection of Malaysian players (by FC Barcelona)

11 August 2013 11:45 AM

Malaysia XI v FC Barcelona: Three more goals to round off the tour (1-3)

Barça have brought the curtain down on the tour of Asia with a win against a plucky Malaysia XI. Cesc, Neymar and Piqué got the goals for Barça and Cesc limped off the pitch with an ankle injury. Messi was ruled out at the...

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