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CaixaBank's CEO, Joan Maria Nin (left) and the company's President, Isidre Fainé (right) (by J. Molina)

13 July 2013 01:22 AM

Barcelona-based CaixaBank is considered the world's best bank in technological innovation

The British financial magazine ‘Euromoney’ has named the Catalan CaixaBank the world’s best bank in a technological innovation ranking. Furthermore, the publication considered CaixaBank to be the best Spanish bank for the second consecutive...
The Spanish Constitutional Court (by ACN)

12 July 2013 01:02 AM

The Spanish Constitutional Court maintains the suspension of the Catalan Declaration of Sovereignty

The Constitutional Court rejected the allegations presented by the Catalan Parliament against the decision to temporarily suspend the Declaration of Sovereignty. This text was approved in January by two thirds of the Catalan Parliament and it...
Works at La Sagrera in 2012 (by P.Mateu)

11 July 2013 02:41 PM

Barcelona's new High-Speed Train station has its budget reduced from €800 to €650 million

The Spanish Transport Ministry and Barcelona’s City Council signed an agreement to unblock the construction work of La Sagrera train station, which was on hold due to the current financial crisis. This project is the main urban planning...
Catalonia contributed 119.1% and received 99.4% if the Spanish average were 100% (by ACN)

11 July 2013 01:28 AM

Catalonia is the 3rd Autonomous Community paying the most and the 10th in amount of funds received from the Spanish Government

The Catalan Executive has published the liquidation of Spain’s fiscal redistribution scheme of 2011. That year, Catalonia was the 3rd Autonomous Community paying the most taxes per citizen in Spain, with a 119.1% rate if the average were 100%....
The Catalan President, Artur Mas, visiting the works at Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Village (by P. Mateos)

10 July 2013 11:16 PM

"Who the heck is funding whom? It's Catalonia that funds Spain" Mas answered Montoro

On Tuesday, the Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, stated before the Senate that the Spanish Government “was financing the services” the Catalan Executive provides. In an angry and agitated tone, Montoro concluded the intervention...
The Catalan pilot Marc Márquez (by Repsol Honda Team)

10 July 2013 04:26 PM

Marc Márquez: "Off the track I'm still the same Marc I've always been"

He’s one of the youngest riders to race at the highest level in Grand Prix motorcycle racing, the youngest to win a race at the MotoGP category and unquestionably a youngster with promise. Marc Márquez, who is racing professionally since 2008,...
Francesc Homs showing the endorsement list made by the previous Catalan Government chaired by the PSC (by R. Garrido)

10 July 2013 01:07 AM

The Catalan Government will totally modify the "file of endorsements" after the controversy

The Catalan Executive announced the creation of a website showing the support of social organisations, NGOs and private companies for its policies, named the “file of endorsements”. The Catalan Government’s official aim was to foster...

Empedrat is a must recipe during the summer hot months (by onnoth / Creative Commons)

09 July 2013 10:30 PM

Catalan cuisine, an unbeknown yet priceless heritage

Catalan cookery is known worldwide for Ferran Adrià’s revolutionary contributions and for ‘El Celler de Can Roca’ recently chosen by ‘Restaurant’ magazine as the best restaurant in the world. However the vast majority of Catalans have...
The Seat León's production line in Martorell (by ACN)

09 July 2013 02:09 AM

SEAT announces a temporary mass lay-off affecting 571 workers per day over four months

Car manufacturer SEAT, which is part of the Volkswagen Group and is based in Greater Barcelona, has announced that the temporary mass lay-off will affect its entire staff in two phases. The first phase will be between September and December of...

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