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A bridge destroyed in Salardú (by M. Lluvich)

19 June 2013 12:44 AM

Severe floods in the north-western Catalan Pyrenees

The ice melting from the mountain tops and the heavy rain episodes of the last 24 hours have caused flooding of the Garonne, Noguera Pallaresa, Noguera de Cardós and other rivers in the mountain counties of the Val d’Aran, Pallars Sobirà, Alta...
The N-II road passing through the centre of Bàscara (by ACN)

17 June 2013 04:40 PM

Catalonia's infamous N-II road off limits to heavy load lorries after 17-year controversy

Poor road conditions and a high rate of traffic accidents have led the Catalan Government to approve a strict circulation restriction for four axle lorries throughout 90 kilometers (56 miles) of the N-II, a road linking Madrid with Barcelona and...
RMIT Europe's website, announcing its arrival at Barcelona (by RMIT University / ACN)

07 June 2013 01:41 AM

Australia's RMIT University opens its European campus in Barcelona

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, which is one of Australia’s main universities, will offer Master and PhD programmes in Barcelona. The RMIT University, which has three campuses in Melbourne and two in Vietnam, is now coming to Europe...
Clínica Onyar's facilities in Girona, near the Costa Brava (by Clínica Onyar)

05 June 2013 01:04 AM

A private medical centre on the Costa Brava wants to attract more European healthcare tourism

The healthcare tourism sector is growing. Russian, British and German visitors make the most of their holiday trip by visiting specialists, passing medical tests or undergoing a surgical operation. As a response to this, a private medical center...
A reconstruction of the new species (by ICP / ACN)

29 May 2013 10:59 PM

A new primate species from 35 million years ago discovered in northern Catalonia

The new species has been named “Nievisia sossiensis” and has been discovered by researchers at the Catalan Paleontology Institute. Described as a small primate that weighed between 100 and 150 grams and lived in the Eocen epoch, the remains...
Catalonia's Education summit, taking place on Tuesday (by R. Garrido)

29 May 2013 01:23 AM

Political parties agree on a common strategy to face the Spanish Government's Education Law against the Catalan language

The parties defending the current Catalan school model, which represent 80% of Catalonia’s Parliament, met on Tuesday to discuss how to face the Spanish Government’s Education Reform, known as LOMCE. They all agreed to act together in Madrid...
Malala Yousafzai leaving the hospital (by Reuters)

25 May 2013 12:01 AM

Norway’s former PM Gro H. Brundtland and Pakistani school girl Malala Yousafzai awarded the ‘Premi Internacional Catalunya’

Both women have been awarded Catalonia’s most prestigious prize for “their determination and courage in the defence of human rights”. Malala Yousafzai is the young activist in Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban for defending the right to...
The Spanish Education Minister (right) on Friday (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

18 May 2013 12:53 AM

Madrid to oblige the Catalan Government to pay for a privately-owned school if a pupil wants to study in Spanish

The Spanish Government has approved its Education Reform, which aims to make Spanish a teaching language in Catalonia and reduces the Autonomous Communities’ power to manage their education system. The new law states the Spanish Government is to...
The Catalan team behind the vaccine (by ACN)

17 May 2013 10:03 PM

Catalan researchers find a vaccine for Type 1 Diabetes that works on mice

The vaccine works by re-introducing immune system cells, which have previously been extracted and modified, in order to avoid the destruction of beta cells, which are those producing insulin. The vaccine has been developed by researchers from the...
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