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The new L9 and L10 La Sagrera station, in norther-east Barcelona (by A. Recolons)

21 March 2012 04:55 PM

Barcelona Airport to be connected by metro with the city centre by 2014

The Catalan Government has modified the work schedule and funds for Barcelona’s metro lines L9 and L10 in order to connect the Catalan capital with Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of El Prat Airport by 2014. Once finished, L9 will be the longest metro...
Jasmine, the first baby born in Catalonia in 2011, with her parents (by P. Cortina)

19 March 2012 09:42 PM

Catalonia loses inhabitants for the first time since the Spanish Civil War

Catalonia loses 1,802 inhabitants in 2011. Last year’s figures represent the first decrease in population since the Spanish Civil War. There has been a natural growth of 2.9% but the migratory growth has been -3.2%, due to the economic slowdown.
Volunteers of the Red Cross in Girona (by M. López)

16 March 2012 10:36 PM

Red Cross to distribute over 3 million kg of food in Catalonia between February and April

Over 140,000 people in Catalonia depend on the distribution of food by the Red Cross. The number of beneficiaries who have been strongly hit by the economic crisis increased by more than 2,000 people compared to the last trimester of 2011.
Families showing their babies adopted in China (by Reuters)

16 March 2012 03:56 PM

Child adoption in Catalonia: International figures fall while domestic numbers increase

Around 4,000 Catalan families are waiting to complete an adoption process. International child adoptions in Catalonia have fallen by 30% over the last five years in Catalonia whereas local adoption rates have risen.
Alaitz, in the centre, surrounded by her parents and part of the medical team (by M. Bélmez)

13 March 2012 11:12 PM

World’s pioneering surgery carried out in Barcelona saves the life of a 26 week old foetus

A medical team from the Catalan capital’s Hospital Clínic and the Sant Joan de Déu Children’s Hospital, in Greater Barcelona, cured a foetus with a lung malformation in a world pioneer intervention. The baby girl is currently 16 months old,...
Children going to school (by E. Romagosa)

09 March 2012 12:02 AM

Catalonia’s Supreme Court validates the current linguistic immersion public school model

The highest Catalan court has clarified how to execute the sentence of the Spanish Supreme Court that had recognised the right of 3 families to school their children in Spanish and not in Catalan. These families will have their individual rights...
A person arrested by the Catalan Police and kept inside Barcelona Stock Exchange (by O. Campuzano)

29 February 2012 10:53 PM

Violent protests in downtown Barcelona during Catalonia’s university strike against budget cuts

Catalan university staff and students protested against the budget cuts, temporary worker lay offs and an increase in university fees. Peaceful demonstrations with thousands of participants were organised in Barcelona, Tarragona, Girona, and...
Barça Regal players with children with rare diseases (by FC Barcelona)

29 February 2012 07:39 PM

FC Barcelona Foundation gives visibility to rare diseases

On World Rare Disease Day the FC Barcelona Foundation showed solidarity with all patients who have any of these conditions, and their families. Both in the Palau Blaugrana, with the collaboration of Barça Regal players, and social networks, the...
An image of a colonoscopy test (by ACN)

24 February 2012 12:02 AM

A pioneer study led by a Catalan hospital supports an easier way to detect colon cancer

Barcelona’s Hospital Clínic has coordinated a world pioneer medical study with 60,000 patients. The study has compared the effectiveness of early detection of colon cancer by using a colonoscopy or a specific analysis searching blood in the...
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