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Pupils starting school this week in Barcelona (by O. Campuzano)

15 September 2012 03:00 PM

The Spanish Government plans to reduce Catalonia’s say in defining school curriculum

Three days after the 1.5 million strong demonstration for Catalonia’s independence, partially fuelled by the Spanish nationalism’s recentralisation attempts and the lack of respect to Catalonia’s self-government, language and culture, the...
Josep Baselga attenting media in 2010 at the Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology (by VHIO)

05 September 2012 11:30 PM

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center appoints the Catalan Josep Baselga as its new Physician-in-Chief

The New York-based centre is considered the world’s best hospital in the fight against cancer. Dr. Baselga will direct a team of 834 doctors attending more than 123,000 patients per year. The Catalan doctor is currently Chief of the Division of...
Recycling bins in Catalonia (by ACN)

05 September 2012 11:27 PM

Catalonia recycled 78% of plastic and cardboard in 2011

Citizens in Catalonia recycled 78% of waste plastic and cardboard in 2011. A report by Ecoembes shows that in 2011 221,500 tonnes of waste packaging was recycled, although 28% of waste plastic and cardboard was not suitable for recycling. The...
Ivo Mueller at the CRESIB (by ISGlobal / ACN)

05 September 2012 11:23 PM

A Catalan-led study shows malaria determined the evolution of the human genome in the Asia Pacific

A team of researchers led by a researcher from the Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB) examined incidences of malaria in analyses involving 1,975 children between 0 and 14 years old in Papua New Guinea. The study found that...
The Smart City international meeting will be held on September 9th in Tarragona (by M. Cervelló)

04 September 2012 11:37 PM

New Smart City initiatives to be discussed by international experts in Tarragona

The Smart Cities Meeting Point will be held on September 9th and will welcome experts from across Europe. The event brings together professionals experienced in the area of city development who will put forward their visions for more efficient and...
Catalan Police patrolling along Barcelona's underground (by O. Campuzano)

31 August 2012 11:44 PM

The Catalan Police highlight a decrease in thefts in Barcelona metro

Police estimate that 150 pickpockets operate daily in the Catalan capital’s underground, smart phones being the main target. The way the pickpockets target their victims has changed, no longer operating in large groups meaning that they are more...
Participants of the Formula Student 2012 (by J. Pujolar)

31 August 2012 11:38 PM

Engineering students from around the world compete in Montmeló to be part of Formula 1 teams

The Circuit de Catalunya hosts the Formula Student Spain 2012 competition with over 700 participants from nine countries. The competition is designed to test the student’s knowledge and engineering skills over four days, in a competition judged...
A waiting room in the Catalan Healthcare System (by B. Cazorla)

30 August 2012 11:20 PM

The Catalan Government guarantees primary healthcare to all immigrants registered for at least three months

The decision by Spanish Government to restrict access to the public healthcare system could leave 600,000 people in Catalonia (8% of the population) without primary and specialised medical attention. 180,000 of these people would be foreigners....
A chemist in Catalonia (by ACN)

27 August 2012 11:28 PM

Pharmaceutical spending drops by 24.6% in Catalonia in July

Compared to a year ago, the Catalan Healthcare System spent 24.6% less last July than in the same month of 2011. In July 2011, Catalonia spent €143.52 million on pharmaceutical products while it spent €108.10 million last month, when the drug...
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