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26 October 2010 11:13 PM

Archbishop of Barcelona: “2,000 million people will watch the event. They will watch Barcelona.”

The Cardinal Archbishop of Barcelona responded to criticisms associated with the Pope’s upcoming visit in an interview with CNA. A controversy has been going on in Catalonia regarding the costs of Benedict XVI’s visit to Barcelona, when he...
An aerial view of the ALBA synchrotron (by ACN)

22 October 2010 11:14 PM

The Vallès area, next to Barcelona, may become a top innovation cluster

A collaborative study has shown great possibilities for economic development along the B-30 highway outside of Barcelona, in the area of Vallès. Researchers see collaboration between universities and businesses as an “essential” part of this...
An office of the Catalan Employment Service (by ACN)

22 October 2010 10:45 PM

Over 425,000 foreigners registered on Social Security in Catalonia

Catalonia is the autonomous community with the highest number of foreigners receiving social security benefits. The data shows a 1.23% decrease compared to September of last year.
A virtual image of the QUALIA campus in Sitges (by Ajuntament de Sitges)

22 October 2010 12:54 AM

Sitges, the new centre for creativity

Coastal city of Sitges, 25 km South from Barcelona, plans to become a leading pole of creativity. 'QUALIA Sitges' will dedicate 100,000 square metres to the fields of art and creativity. One of the main objectives of QUALIA is the creation of the...
Fruit consumption increases when consumers have information on its sweetness and acidity

20 October 2010 11:59 PM

Fruit consumption increases when consumers have information on its sweetness and acidity

A collaborative study has shown that if consumers know if fruits are acidic or sweet, fruit consumption in supermarkets may raise up to 30%. The study has also concluded that about 75% of the population prefers sweet fruit while the rest prefer...
The University of Leipzig's main library (by N. Pérez)

20 October 2010 11:50 PM

University of Leipzig begins first Catalan Translation Studies in Germany

The project funded by the Institut Ramon Llull –the institute promoting Catalan language and culture abroad– aims to promote the use of Catalan beyond the areas of Romance Language Studies and Philology.
The landscape of Torre Negra, in Collserola's future natural park (by ACN)

19 October 2010 11:39 PM

Hills in the middle of Barcelona metropolitan area declared natural park

The Catalan Government has declared the Collserola hills as a Natural Park. The old project has experienced several delays, but today it got the green light. The mountains will now have special protection and further construction will go through...
The demonstration to fight poverty in Barcelona's Sant Jaume Square (by ACN)

18 October 2010 11:44 PM

1 in 5 Catalans live in poverty

On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, NGOs ask the Government to focus on policies that reduce social exclusion.
Today's presentation of the project (by ACN)

15 October 2010 11:27 PM

Lleida and Sant Cugat will be ‘Smart Cities’

Leading companies in the infrastructure and information technology industries, Abertis Telecom and Indra will work together with the town halls of both cities in a pilot programme to improve city life. The project foresees the creation of a...
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