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A wine show at Priorat County's Scala Dei Chartreuse (by ACN)

06 August 2013 02:34 PM

Priorat wine appellation expects an excellent harvest due to a very hot and dry August

The President of the Regulatory Council of Priorat wine appellation, located in south-western Catalonia, is anticipating an excellent grape harvest this summer as there have been no major setbacks that have affected the evolution of the...

A school canteen in Central Catalonia (by E. Escolà)

05 August 2013 09:14 PM

50,000 children suffer from food deprivation in Catalonia, according to the Catalan Ombudsman

The Catalan Ombudsman, Rafael Ribó, announced on Monday that 4% of children under the age of 16 suffer from food deprivation. Almost 50,000 children are not eating meat or fish at least once every two days, meaning they do not have a...

The Catalan swimmer Mireia Belmonte, who won the silver medal at the 400m (by Albert Gea / Reuters)

05 August 2013 09:00 PM

“Unforgettable” FINA World Aquatics Championships end following two weeks of world class competition

The 15th FINA World Aquatics Championships have come to an end with numerous world records broken and the introduction of new event high diving. The US topped the medal table with a total of 30; China obtained a total of 25 medals...

CatalunyaCaixa's headquarters, which are based in the Barcelona's city centre (by O. Campuzano)

05 August 2013 05:49 PM

CatalunyaCaixa has made a profit of €183 million during the first half of 2013

The solvency ratio stood at 10.21% of the bank’s total resources, with 9.77% of core capital. Barcelona-based CatalunyaCaixa closed the first half of 2013 with a net profit of €183 million, which have met targets to recapitalise the...

Leo Messi with an Israeli and a Palestine player in Tel Aviv (by FC Barcelona)

05 August 2013 12:41 PM

Barça’s football for peace in Tel Aviv

Palestinian and Israeli children, some disabled, enjoyed a day they’ll never forget in front of a packed Tel Aviv’s Bloomfield Stadium with FC Barcelona. The second and final clinic in the Holy Land for the so-called ‘Peace...

Barça players at the training session they carried out in Dura, Palestine (by FC Barcelona)

04 August 2013 12:09 PM

FC Barcelona trained in Palestine on its ‘Peace Tour’

More than 24,000 people welcomed Barça to Dura, in Palestine, where the Catalan team held the first clinic on the ‘Peace Tour’. Located close to Hebron, the Dura Stadium was packed to welcome FC Barcelona’s full first...

Barça players at the Joan Gamper's match with Santos (by FC Barcelona)

02 August 2013 11:09 PM

FC Barcelona v Santos: Gamper of goals and high hopes (8-0)

Barça thrashed Santos by an incredible eight goals to nil in the 48th edition of the Joan Gamper Trophy. The goals came from Messi, Léo (og), Alexis, Pedro, Cesc (2), Adriano and Dongou. It was the Camp Nou’s...

Containers to be exported from Barcelona's Port (by P. Solà)

02 August 2013 09:46 PM

The Port of Barcelona increased its container export levels by 12% during the first half of 2013 setting a new record

Container exports from the Port of Barcelona reached 276,566 TEU’s for the first half of this year, an increase of 12% on the same period of 2012. North Africa and the Far East have significantly grown as the destinations of exports from...

A branch of the Catalan Public Employment Service (SOC) (by N. Julià)

02 August 2013 09:20 PM

Registered unemployment in Catalonia drops by 1.11%, the fifth consecutive monthly reduction

By the end of July there were 6,859 fewer people registered at the Catalan Public Employment Service (SOC) than a month ago, which leaves the total number of registered unemployed individuals at 610,429. The current amount of jobseekers is now...

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