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A caption from the website of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (by ICO / ACN)

13 September 2011 10:54 PM

The use of an IUD reduces the risk of cervical cancer by half Catalan research units have found

Catalan researchers participated in an international study which analysed of more than 20,000 women from various countries. They have found that using intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUD) reduces the risk to suffer cervical cancer by half.
Sant Jaume Square full of demonstrators defending the current Catalan school model (by M. Bélmez)

12 September 2011 11:24 PM

After the first day of school, teachers and parents gather in front of many town halls to defend the Catalan school model

This Monday Catalan pupils begin their school year. 1,280,232 students from elementary, primary and secondary education returned to the classrooms with normality. However, controversies are lingering over this year. The Catalan language at...
One of the electric cars racing at the Circuit de Catalunya (by Ecoseries)

12 September 2011 07:48 PM

Green racing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmeló

The Formula 1 circuit next to Barcelona, which hosts Spain’s Grand Prix, has been the stage of the fourth round of the ECO series 2011 race last Sunday, in which thirty electric and hybrid vehicles competed.
Pep Guardiola with the president of the Catalan Parliament, Núria de Gispert, and the Catalan President, Artur Mas (by ACN)

09 September 2011 03:49 PM

Guardiola receives Gold Medal from the Parliament of Catalonia

In a solemn ceremony and accompanied by his family and friends, the FC Barcelona manager has received the greatest honorary distinction from the Parliament of Catalonia.
Police had to protect politicians (by ACN)

07 September 2011 06:25 PM

The National Court will investigate the incidents on June 15th in Parliament

The judge Eloy Velasco has accepted the case, that deals with the attacks against members of parliament commited by protesters against the spending cuts. There are calls on the Prosecutor of Barcelona to release the proceedings and recordings of...
Catalan is the language of instruction in Catalonia (by ACN)

05 September 2011 07:34 PM

Artur Mas says he will lead a “clear and unequivocal defence” of the Catalan language

The President urges institutions and citizens to defend the Catalan education system, which has been put at risk following a court order obliging the Government to include Spanish as a school language of instruction. Meanwhile, the Catalan...
The Catalan school model is threatened by courts (by ACN)

03 September 2011 12:32 AM

Courts oblige the Catalan Government to made Spanish a school language of instruction together with Catalan

The Catalan Supreme Court of Justice issues a court order giving the Catalan Government 2 months to change the current school model and include Spanish as a school language of instruction. The Government will appeal. Teacher unions and the main...
Catalonia reduces the less used primary health services to save money (by ACN)

02 September 2011 01:55 AM

Catalonia reduces the less used primary health services to save money, generating citizen protests

The Catalan Government is reducing public deficit and cutting public spending by 10% this year. All areas are affected, including healthcare, which is one of the departments with a smaller percentage budget reduction. Last August, 25 community...
An ATM owned by La Caixa, which this summer moved its banking business to CaixaBank (by ACN)

31 August 2011 03:50 PM

Barcelona, home to a European pilot programme to improve ATM access for disabled people

The programme will be trialled at CaixaBank cash machines to analyse the effectiveness of user interface and help to develop a long term option to help the disabled overcome barriers.
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