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Repsol's rack in Tarragona and BASF facilities in the background

03 September 2010 11:43 PM

Most important petrochemical pole of the Mediterranean nourished by training and innovation

The petrochemical sector in the Catalan region of Tarragona is doing well despite the effects of the economic crisis. The cluster is rapidly becoming one of the most important referents for knowledge and innovation on an international scale.
Sony factory workers were demonstrating last March in front of the company's facilities

02 September 2010 11:55 PM

Sony to close its only factory in Catalonia

The multinational Japanese company Sony plans to leave Catalonia, but the industry is seeking alternatives for employees that will soon be out of work. The company plans to close its television factory next to Barcelona, which will leave 1,030...
The high-speed train line next to El Pertús tunnel during its construction

02 September 2010 11:41 PM

High-speed train will cross the Pyrenees next December for the first time

A high-speed train will link Figueres, in the Girona Province, and Perpignan, the capital of the French Roussillon, crossing through the Pyrenees. However, the Figueres-Barcelona part has not yet been finished and will enter into service in 2014....
SAS produces car components used by SEAT

01 September 2010 11:05 PM

SAS Automotive announces factory closing in Martorell

The automotive company SAS has just announced the closure of its factory in Martorell. The closure will result in 124 employees out of work. SAS made the decision to close its factory after loosing its contract with its cockpit supplier.
Ryanair President, Michael O'Leary

01 September 2010 10:49 PM

Ryanair takes off from Barcelona airport

Ryanair begins operating 197 flights per week in 23 destinations from Barcelona-El Prat from today on. The company is decreasing its flights from the Girona and Reus airports but, in global terms, the number of Ryanair flights to and from...
Catalan President (left) meets with Anhui Province's Governor (right)

01 September 2010 10:39 PM

Chinese car giant may settle in Catalonia and bring 10,000 jobs

Catalan President José Montilla visited the Chinese car manufacturer Chery to convince the board to set up its Western European factory in Catalonia. The factory would produce 300,000 cars per year and bring 10,000 new jobs to Catalonia. A task...
Barcelona's Mayor (left) and Spanish PM (right) in front of a Gaudí's dragon reproduction at Barcelona's pavillion in Shanghai

31 August 2010 12:05 AM

Over 1.5 million people visit the Barcelona Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo

Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and Barcelona Mayor Jordi Hereu visited the Barcelona Pavilion of the Shanghai World Expo this morning. The Pavilion presents two projects this year regarding the transformation of Cituat Vella...
Tourists listening to a guide's explanations at the cloister of the Sant Joan de les Abadesses' Monastry, in the Pyrenees

25 August 2010 11:15 PM

Huguet urges tourist agencies to “reinvent themselves” and offer “creative” products

The Catalan Minister for Innovation, Universities and Businesses, Josep Huguet, has called out to tourist agencies, asking them to develop more creative touristic offers. His plea comes at a time when the tourist industry is rising. The month of...
The Spanish Minister for Labour and Immigration, Celestino Corbacho, who is responsible for the pensions, in a recent picture.

24 August 2010 10:58 PM

Number of pensions grows by 1.7% in Catalonia

The number of pensions has grown in Catalonia by 1.7% in comparison with August of last year. The pension statistics were published this Tuesday by the Spanish Ministry of Employment and Immigration.
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