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24 March 2015 01:30 PM

Germanwings aircraft from Barcelona to Düsseldorf crashes in French Alps with 150 on board

A Germanwings Airbus A320 airliner covering the route between Barcelona El Prat and Düsseldorf has crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday around 11am (CET), according to initial information from the radio station Europe 1. According to the...

19 March 2015 10:19 PM

First 'Open 3D' Planetarium in the world opens in Montsec, western Catalonia

In 2013, the UNESCO-supported Starlight Foundation granted Montsec Observatory, located in the Catalan Province of Lleida, its own Tourism certification, for having "one of the clearest skies in the world". On 14 March, Montsec's Centre for the...

Representatives of the Catalan Government and Barcelona City Council paid tribute to the victims of Tunis terrorist attacks in Sant Jaume Square on Thursday (by G. Sánchez)

19 March 2015 05:13 PM

Elderly couple from Catalonia among the 23 victims killed in Tunisia terrorist attack

The terrorist attack in Tunis' Bardo National Museum that took place on Wednesday killed 23 people, 20 tourists and 3 locals, and injured more than 40. Among the fatalities there was an elderly couple from Barcelona, who were celebrating their...

242,070 Catalans now living abroad: a 9.31% increase on 2014 figures (by EBS)

18 March 2015 10:29 PM

242,070 Catalans now living abroad: a 9.31% increase on 2014 figures

The number of Catalans with Spanish nationality living abroad and registered with consulates rose by 9.31% between 1 January 2014 and 1 January 2015, according to data from the Spanish Statistics Institute (INE), which is a legally independent...

Catalonia is a multi-cultural society, with a long tradition of hosting newcomers (by ACN)

17 March 2015 08:48 PM

Cosmopolitan Catalonia: a long history of attracting newcomers from worldwide

Catalonia has a long history with immigration, welcoming foreigners from all over the world has left it with a cosmopolitan and multicultural nature. In more recent years, immigration has been well-documented by the Catalan Government and...

The two directors of 'Ciutat Morta': Xavier Artigas and Xapo Ortega (by P. Francesch)

17 March 2015 03:20 PM

Documentary accusing Barcelona local authorities of wrongdoing in police abuse case in 2006 sparks great controversy

The broadcast of a documentary entitled ‘Ciutat Morta’ (Dead City) has caused great controversy in Barcelona. The film narrates the events of the 4th of February 2006, when the eviction of a building ended with a...

13 March 2015 10:10 PM

Alleged Islamic State-affiliated cell identified in Spain; 6 arrests in Catalonia

On Friday, the Spanish Police Force arrested 8 people in an operation against Jihadist terrorism. Six of the arrests were carried out in Catalonia (in Figueres, Malgrat de Mar, Manlleu, Piera, l'Hospitalet de Llobregat and Terrassa), while the...

The event at the European Parliament (by A. Segura)

10 March 2015 09:37 PM

Francoism victims denounce in Brussels the impunity of the dictatorship’s crimes in Spain

The victims of Franco's regime have denounced before the European Parliament in Brussels crimes committed during the dictatorship and their impunity in Spain. They urged EU institutions to play “a more active and committed role” in...

"Do not hide the Catalan [language]" can be read in eastern Aragon (by ACN)

16 February 2015 08:59 PM

Manifesto in defence of Catalan language in Aragon after regional government eliminates last legal trace

The regional Government of Aragon, run by the People's Party (PP), has removed the last legal trace of the Catalan and Aragonese languages in the region. This action has provoked a civil and political movement in defence of both languages...

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