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Abertis headquarters, based in Barcelona (by ACN)

25 July 2013 09:40 PM

Catalan company Abertis to become majority shareholder of the Spanish satellite operator Hispasat

Barcelona-based telecommunications company has bought 16.42% of Hispasat, which added to its previous shares means that Abertis now controls 57.05% of the satellite operator. The Catalan company has bought the shares from the Spanish Ministry...

Summer jobs are responsible for the unemployment reduction (by M. Recasens)

25 July 2013 09:33 PM

Unemployment rate in Catalonia drops by 29,300 people to 23.85%

By the end of June, there were 873,000 people in Catalonia without work and looking for employment, according to the latest Active Population Survey (EPA). This represents 29,300 fewer individuals than 3 months ago, which is the highest...

Researchers working on a vaccine against HIV-AIDS at the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital, in Greater Barcelona (by J. Pujolar)

25 July 2013 04:49 PM

'The HIV vaccine is an international effort' states HIVACAT Scientific Director Christian Brander

Christian Brander is a researcher at the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute and Scientific Director of HIVACAT, the programme for the development of a HIV vaccine. He graduated from the University of Bern in 1994 with a PhD in Immunology and has...

The Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona's Montjuic hill (by Pere Pratdesaba)

25 July 2013 02:14 PM

Barcelona's Miró Foundation to hold an exhibition focusing on the horizon as a recurring theme in modern art

The Joan Miró Foundation, located in the Catalan capital, is to hold an exhibition in the 2013-14 season that will focus on the horizon as a concept in modern painting. Works on show will explore the development of the horizon in art...

Messi with Barça's second shirt and Thiago wearing Bayern's shirt (by FC Barcelona)

24 July 2013 10:04 PM

FC Bayern Munich v FC Barcelona: Strong display against European champions (2-0)

Barça 2013/14 started the preseason with defeat to Guardiola’s Bayern at the Allianz Arena. They couldn’t have had a more daunting task in their first game back from the break, and under the circumstances it was a fine...

The Catalan Parliament holding the debate on youth unemployment (by A. Moldes)

24 July 2013 10:00 PM

The Catalan Parliament debates on measures to fight youth unemployment

The Catalan Parliament has devoted a two-day plenary session to debate the youth unemployment problem and how it could be reduced. According to the latest Active Population Survey (EPA), the youth unemployment rate in Catalonia reached 52.7%....

One of the devices designed and built by the Catalan company for the Alphasat I-XL satellite (by ACN / MIER Comunicaciones)

24 July 2013 09:10 PM

Europe's largest telecom satellite uses technology from Catalan company

On Thursday, the European Space Agency will launch Europe’s largest telecommunications satellite, Alphasat I-XL, into space using technology designed and built by Catalan company MIER Comunicaciones. The device, weighing 6.6 tonnes, will...

Messi and Ribéry in the last Champions League's semi-final game (by FC Barcelona)

24 July 2013 05:18 PM

FC Bayern Munich vs FC Barcelona: The most difficult of starts

FC Barcelona begin the 2013/14 preseason with a friendly against the reigning champions of Europe, Bayern Munich. Pep Guardiola and Thiago Alcántara, now on the bench and in the midfield of the German team, will face off against their...

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announcing the budget cuts for 2013 and 2014 (by La Moncloa)

24 July 2013 10:08 AM

Rajoy to stand in front of Congress on 1st August to explain his version of the Bárcenas scandal

The President of the Spanish Congress, Jesús Posada, has set 1st August at 9am to be the date in which the Spanish Prime Minister will face congress to explain the Bárcenas corruption scandal. It will be a debate similar in which Rajoy will have...
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