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Photo of Barcelona ?rebels against tourist invasion? says a British newspaper

14 June 2010 06:09 PM

Barcelona ?rebels against tourist invasion? says a British newspaper

A local movement complaining about the large numbers of tourists that visit Barcelona has found an original way of expressing its ideas. A graffiti on the pavement segregates tourists and local has reported 'The Observer' newspaper.
Majó and Pétriz, during the event

11 June 2010 07:55 PM

Advanced computing project launched in Barcelona

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) aims to reinforce European leadership in the field. This EU network will be a key asset in European R&D. Catalonia will update its Mare Nostrum supercomputer to remain a PRACE?s key node.
The campaign leaflet

10 June 2010 05:16 AM

Catalan government creates digital database for restaurant managers

Site contains online dictionary with over 7,000 names of Catalan dishes in four languages
Hospital Clínic is now allowed to expand cell therapy.

08 June 2010 02:37 AM

Barcelona receives European green light for cell therapy treatment

Hospital Clinic will be the first Catalan medical centre to provide cells for clinical use to fight some pathologies. The hospital has received the European certificate allowing such practices.
The mayors of many Segrià villages lead the demonstration

07 June 2010 03:57 AM

Protest against nuclear cemetery in Tarragona

Four hundred people block a road to oppose the nuclear warehouse at Ascó. The village has posted its candidature to host this controversial equipment, which will store all the nuclear waste produced in Spain in the last years and in the next decade.
Bottles of wine under the sea

03 June 2010 12:29 PM

Will wine age under the sea?

An experimental project aims to discover how wine bottles mature at the bottom of the sea, where temperature changes are minor and light is filtered. A winery from the Costa Brava has come with the first positive results.
President Montilla talks to a Muslim student.

03 June 2010 04:18 AM

Catalan schools integrate newcomers

President Montilla visited a new centre for foreign children?s´ educational integration. These centres are the first step for integration when a student coming from abroad joins a school in Catalonia.
Sant Feliu de Guíxols beach has obtained the blue flag label

03 June 2010 01:56 AM

Clean Catalan beaches awarded 85 blue flags

Catalan coast maintains high levels of quality according to the Foundation for Environmental Education, which each year recognise the cleanness, safety and equipment of beaches and harbours.
A woman wearing a burqa.

29 May 2010 09:56 PM

Lleida City Council bans burqa in municipal buildings

Lleida becomes the first city in Spain to prohibit full-face veils
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