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21 January 2011 10:19 PM

From Sant Cugat to one of Europe’s most prestigious dance schools

Catalan Víctor Perez is only 18 years old but he currently resides in Belgium where he is training to become a professional dancer. A student at one of the most prestigious dance schools in Europe run by the international renowned choreographer...

20 January 2011 10:24 PM

Talented scientific experts: Catalonia's 21st century diaspora

Numerous talented Catalan researchers are pioneering new research in a prestigious British university but they still cannot find a job in Catalonia.
Guille López working in the New York office of a Swedish design company (by A. Matamoros)

19 January 2011 10:45 PM

Living the American dream, when Catalonia seems to small

"Although there is a very high standard in Barcelona, the clients are not the same”, this is the opinion of a Catalan web developer who is currently based in Manhattan. This is his story.

19 January 2011 10:39 PM

Unrest sparks fire in Girona’s banlieus

In Paris, back in 2005, the death of young boys fleeing from police, spread violence and unrest across the outer suburbs. Now, in Catalonia, the accident of a 16 year-old who fell from a building while escaping police, has sent a wave of violence...
A guide of CultourBerlin (by CultourBerlin)

19 January 2011 12:07 AM

Tourism in the 'low cost' capital

Two Catalans opened a guided tour business in Berlin making the most of the economic crisis and the fact that the city was ‘fashionable’. They set up ‘Cultourberlin’, a project that would offer Spanish and Catalan tourists guided tours of Berlin
Jordi Pimas (right) working in his studio with his two partners (by J. Font)

17 January 2011 10:49 PM

From Barcelona to Paris to build shopping centres in China

A young Catalan architect with no employment opportunities at home opens an office in Paris to work on buildings in Asia.
The Ryanair Chairman, Michael O'Leary (by ACN)

14 January 2011 11:06 PM

Judge considers “abusive” that Ryanair passengers have to pay for a printed boarding pass

A Barcelona Commercial Court cancels the clause that penalises Ryanair passengers without printed boarding passes. Judge says the €40 fine is ‘abusive’ and obliges Ryanair to pay 285.55 euros to the passenger who filed the complaint. The...
The UAB is testing a new drug on mice can reduce the fear caused by traumatic experiences (by ACN)

14 January 2011 10:26 PM

A new drug tested on mice can reduce the fear caused by traumatic experiences

Catalan researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona claim the new substance could be used to treat stress, phobias or depression. The drug development was done in cooperation with the Emory University in the US. The new drug still has...
Sergi Vega, the owner of the Mossedeta bar (by O. Bosch)

14 January 2011 09:47 PM

The two bars in Mollerussa that rejected the new smoking law have since banned smoking

They decided to abandon the protest after health authorities implemented a financial penalty.
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