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A station monitoring air pollution in Sabadell, in Barcelona's Metropolitan Area (by N. Vidal)

30 May 2011 09:59 PM

Catalan Government asks EU for extra time to comply with atmospheric pollution levels

In 2010, Catalonia exceeded the pollution limits for nitrogen oxide defined by the European Union, but not for the polluting particles. The large number of diesel vehicles would be one of the main causes. An extension until 2015 has been asked by...
The logo of the former International Press Centre of Barcelona (by CIPB / ACN)

27 May 2011 03:58 PM

Foreign correspondents in Catalonia unite to create a new International Press Centre

The old International Press Centre of Barcelona closed earlier this year due to financial problems. A group of journalists has created the Foreign Correspondents Association of Catalonia (ACEC). They are in negotiations to use a space in the...
Trade unions alert of a possible future shortage of nurses in Catalonia (by J. Pujolar)

25 May 2011 11:38 PM

Nurse shortage foreseen for 2013 in Catalonia according to unions

Staff drain and changes in training programs, the main causes according to the Catalan Nurses Association. In the last years, Catalonia has been “exporting” nurses abroad, mainly to the United Kingdom, the US and Italy.
A family photo of the Hispania Racing Team with the Catalan President Artur Mas in Catalonia's F1 circuit (by R. Moreno)

23 May 2011 05:24 PM

Catalonia, in the spotlight of the motor industry

This last weekend Catalonia’s F1 Grand Prix and the Barcelona’s International Automobile Fair were held. These two events emphasise the weight the motoring industry has in Catalonia. Actually, Barcelona Metropolitan Area is one of Europe’s...
A Catalan study analyses alternative indicators for Alzheimer's early diagnosis (by J. Pérez)

17 May 2011 11:06 PM

People with Alzheimer’s may not lose their memory during the early stages of the illness

Researchers from Barcelona’s Hospital Clínic find other indicators about the beginning of Alzheimer’s. They recommend using alternative biomarkers to get an early diagnosis.
The Universitat celebrated its 20th anniversary offering special awards (by E. Rosanas)

12 May 2011 03:57 PM

20 years since the creation of Catalonia’s first private university, the Universitat Ramon Llull

The Universitat Ramon Llull (URL) was created 20 years ago and brought together several prestigious educational institutions, such as ESADE, IQS and Blanquerna. Over the last 20 years, the university has gained recognition and is now on the...
An immigrant person picking fruit in Lleida (by ACN)

07 May 2011 02:52 AM

Immigrants bring more than they get out of the Welfare State, concludes a study

The study is funded by Catalan savings bank ‘la Caixa’ with data at Spanish-level. It reveals, contrary to xenophobic statements that immigrants bring more revenue to the state than the costs they generate. In addition, their presence also...
Volunteers working at the Food Bank (by Banc dels Aliments)

04 May 2011 11:58 PM

The Food Bank assists in two years the double of people in the Greater Barcelona area

This initiative offers free food to people in need and it is a platform involving many organisations. The Food Bank already assists 118,000 people in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area and warns that “the figure is growing”.
Two people walking on Les Rambles with their naked torso last summer (by R. Garrido)

30 April 2011 04:22 PM

Barcelona City Council bans nudity and semi-nudity on the streets

The measure is a reaction to the large number of people, many of them tourists, who in the summer months only wear swim suits across the city or walk with their naked torso, even in the underground. The area next to the more than 5 kilometres of...
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