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The Mediterranean Corridor - the unfinished high-speed rail line decades in the making

24 May 2019 08:34 PM

The unfinished high-speed rail link decades in the making

Once completed, the Mediterranean Corridor will connect the south of Spain with the French border and serve 40% of Spain’s population

Protester Gracie on the Barcelona Fridays For Future demonstration

24 May 2019 07:51 PM

Hundreds of students march through Barcelona to highlight climate emergency

The weather wasn't on their side but their commitment to the climate was clear

Rising tourism and rising rent in north Catalonia

24 May 2019 02:04 PM

Girona’s ‘theme park’ city center no place for local neighbors

Affordable housing activists claim locals are being pushed out of their homes, while the Girona city council says there’s no issue

Power shifts in Catalonia - from nuclear to wind energy

23 May 2019 03:31 PM

Power shifts in southern Catalonia - from nuclear to wind

Many locals in the Terra Alta region are fed up with the number of wind farms being built in their area
Director of the Catalan Institute of Statistics, Frederic Udina, sits with the Catalan vice president Pere Aragonès and other political officials at a press conference on population projections. (Photo: Pol Solà)

22 May 2019 11:57 AM

Aging Catalan population expected to hit eight million by 2030

Consistent levels of immigration will make up for the particularly low fertility rate

Eduard Punset at a Junts per Catalunya campaign event in 2017

22 May 2019 10:18 AM

Science broadcaster and Catalan politician Eduard Punset dies at the age of 82

The multifaceted intellectual was charismatic and famous for his clever quips

A “for rent” sign for apartments and commercial spaces on a building in Barcelona. (Photo: Mar Martí)

21 May 2019 08:02 PM

Rent prices to be capped in Catalonia

Owners may only price rents at 10% more than the reference index in areas with a lack of affordable housing
Quim Torra with the global director of Technology and Innovation of NTT Data, Tsuyoshi Kitani. (Photo: Ana Amat Vendrell)

21 May 2019 04:15 PM

Japan's NTT Data opens first European AI center in Barcelona

Invited to inaugurate the new facility, president Quim Torra announces new artificial intelligence "strategy" in July

Foreign minister announces plan to raise international aid to 0.7%

20 May 2019 06:56 PM

Foreign minister announces plan to raise international aid to 0.7%

Alfred Bosch outlines "landmark" agreement with NGOs to help reach UN's Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

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