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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...
The website page with the petition for a Catalan Twitter (by ACN)

13 October 2010 11:59 PM

Petitioning for a Catalan Twitter

Over 1,600 people have signed a virtual petition for a Catalan translation of twitter. The initiative was started by the Catalan journalist Albert Cuesta.
Women with the burqa in Lleida (by ACN)

09 October 2010 12:37 AM

Lleida finally approves full-face veil ban in public institutions

The Lleida City Hall approved the controversial ordinance that prohibits the use of headwear in municipal buildings, including the burqa or niqab, as well as helmets or other clothing fully covering the face. Islamic local groups are at odds as to...
The workshop has enabled more than 1,000 interviews among participants to put together tour operators with local actors (by ACN)

07 October 2010 11:32 PM

Pyrenees tourism sector puts on workshops

‘Workshop Pirineus’ was organised to unite tour operators and businesses from the tourism sector with tourist agencies to sell their Pyrenees offers. More than 100 companies have come and 1,000 interviews have been held.
Joan Antoni Baron, member of the Barcelona Provincial Council, responsible for Environment (by R. Correa)

06 October 2010 11:03 PM

Catalan mayors talk climate change in Brussels

137 municipalities from the Barcelona area have joined together to fight global warming, participating in the European Union Covenant of Mayors. Today they were in Brussels to share their experiences.
The research pole has been presented this Tuesday in the Faculty of Filology of the University of Girona (by Irene Ramentol)

05 October 2010 11:07 PM

5 universities develop transborder project to become newest competitive research pole

5 universities from both sides of the Pyrenees are working to become the newest competitive research and knowledge pole of Europe. The project will unite university teachers with graduate students to carry out investigations in the fields of...
Malika Ahmed Zadi (by ACN)

01 October 2010 11:49 PM

Algerian Malika Ahmed Zadi wins Ramon Llull International Prize

The Catalan award recognises people who fight for linguistic and social rights of minorities. Malika Ahmed Zadi is an activist for the Amazigh community in Algeria.
The Catalan prison of Lledoners (by ACN)

01 October 2010 11:13 PM

Iraqi prison staff attend course in Barcelona on human rights in the penitentiary system

The 3-week course designed for Iraqi penitentiary workers ended today. The course aimed to strengthen democracy within Iraqi prisons and included visits to prisons in Barcelona.
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