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The Catalan Employment Minister (left) and the Catalan Government's Spokesperson presenting the action plan against unemployment

26 October 2011 12:40 AM

The Catalan Government presents an action plan to fight unemployment

The Catalan Minister for Business and Employment has stressed that the Government’s objective is to reduce unemployment by half by 2014. The plan foresees ten measures, with a special focus on the long-term unemployed. Some of the measures...
The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, last Friday at an economic conference in S'Agaró (by T. Tapia)

24 October 2011 10:19 PM

The Catalan Government issues 3,700 million euros in one and two year retail bonds

The 3.7 billion euros may be increased to 4 billion euros depending on demand. After the first day, the offer of bonds raised “high interest” according to financial sources. Citizens will be allowed to buy a minimum quantity of 1,000 euros and...
A demonstration in front of the Catalan Government's palace after Ernest Lluch's assassination, shot dead by ETA in 2000 (ACN)

21 October 2011 12:39 PM

Catalan parties and Government believe ETA’s announcement is “the beginning of the end”

The President of the Catalan Government, from the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist coalition CiU considered the statement “an important step” and stressed that they “are hoping for the terrorist group's total break up and the total...
A caption from the BBC News website with ETA's announcement (by ACN / BBC)

20 October 2011 10:10 PM

ETA’s statement sent to the BBC

The Basque terrorist group ETA announced this afternoon, minutes before 19h (CET), the “clear, firm and definitive purpose” to end “its armed activity” by sending a declaration to the Basque newspapers Gara and Berria, and to the BBC. Here...
European Commissioner for Transport Siim Kallas announcing the new EU transport core networks (by L. Pous)

19 October 2011 10:59 PM

Central Europe will be better connected by rail with Spain’s Mediterranean ports, industrial centres and tourist destinations

The European Commission has included the Mediterranean Railway Corridor for freight and passengers among the next EU transport priorities. The EU might pay between 10% and 20% of the construction costs if it is finished before 2030. The ports of...
The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, adressing the press after meeting with London-based investors, banks and media

14 October 2011 11:23 PM

The Catalan Minister of Finance meets with City investors and the Financial Times

Andreu Mas-Colell, former Harvard Professor and the current Catalan Finance Minister, travelled to London to meet with financial representatives. The objective is to explain, first-hand, the Catalan Government’s austerity plans and its efforts...
The MEP Brian Simpson at his European Parliament's office (by A. Segura)

10 October 2011 11:45 PM

The European Parliament considers the Mediterranean Railway Corridor to be "absolutely imperative and crucial"

The Chairman of the EP’s Transport Committee, the British MEP Brian Simpson, has stated that building the Mediterranean Railway Corridor for freight and passengers is “absolutely imperative and crucial” for the European economy. On the...
Artur Mas during this Wednesday's control session at the Catalan Parliament (by P. Mateu)

05 October 2011 11:19 PM

Members of the Catalan Government and higher-ranked staff will not receive the Christmas bonus

The Catalan President, Artur Mas, announced that he along with ministers, deputy ministers, and directors-general would not receive the Christmas bonus this year. The measure affects all the Catalan Government’s higher-ranked staff and is meant...
The Mediterranean Railway Corridor will connect Central Europe with Barcelona and Valencia ports, industries and tourist centres

05 October 2011 09:19 PM

The European Commission would include the Mediterranean Railway Corridor as an EU transport priority

According to some MEPs, the international-width high-speed railway corridor for freight and passengers along Spain’s Mediterranean coast that connects ports, industrial centres and tourist resorts would be included in the next priority map of...
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