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The two MSF workers kidnapped in Kenya 21 months ago (by ACN / MSF)

18 July 2013 09:17 PM

The two Spanish MSF workers kidnapped in Kenya 21 months ago are released

The family of Montserrat Serra has confirmed to CNA the release of the two aid workers. The Catalan Montserrat Serra and Blanca Thiebaut, from Madrid, were working for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and they were captured in the Ifo2 refugee...

One of the largest contemporary art works on show at Barcelona's CaixaForum (by P. Cortina)

18 July 2013 08:53 PM

A joint exhibition at Barcelona’s CaixaForum and MACBA to display vast collections of contemporary art

MACBA and CaixaForum unveiled their first joint exhibit on Thursday, which shows one of the most important contemporary art collections in southern Europe. The project is called 'Art dos punts. Barcelona viu l'art contemporani' (Art in two...

The Design HUB building in Barcelona's 22@ district (by M. Ferragut)

18 July 2013 04:23 PM

Barcelona’s 22@ innovation district aims to become the main economic powerhouse of the city

Many international and national companies have set up their headquarters in the 22@ area during the last decade, located in Poblenou, an old industrial district known as the “Catalan Manchester”. The borough continues to change and...

The President of the Catalan Government and CDC leader, Artur Mas, talking in front of the Catalan Parliament about the Palau case (by A. Moldes)

17 July 2013 09:37 PM

The Catalan President and CDC leader, Artur Mas, guarantees he will react if the party’s corruption scandal is proved

The day after the judge ended his investigation and stated he believed the governing party Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya (CDC) had earned 5.1 million in an influence peddling case, the party’s leader and President of...

The Catalan ski mountaineering world-champion Mireia Miró (by C. Gams)

17 July 2013 07:27 PM

Ski mountaineering world-champion Mireia Miró: “Technology has eliminated the feeling of wildness in nature”

Mireia Miró visits Barcelona a few times a year. Despite not feeling uncomfortable in an urban environment, where she grew up, she spends 90% of her time in the mountains. One of the reasons for being in Barcelona is to deal with media....

An Emirates A380 arriving at Barcelona's Airport (by ACN)

16 July 2013 10:05 PM

Emirates announce plans to run daily Airbus A380 flights between Barcelona and Dubai

As of 1 February 2014 the 517-seat A380 will link the Catalan capital with Dubai on a daily basis. It will be Spain’s first regular flight of the world’s largest passenger airliner. The flight will increase the route’s current passenger...

A detail of the Palau de la Música building (by ACN)

16 July 2013 09:30 PM

Judge believes the governing and main Catalan party CDC earned €5.1 million in an influence peddling case

CDC fully denies the accusations. The judge investigating one of the major corruption scandals in Catalonia, the so-called ‘Palau’ case, has finished the four-year investigation and now the trial can start. The judge accuses...

The Catalan Education Minister, Irene Rigau, presenting the multilingualism plan (by R. Garrido)

16 July 2013 09:17 PM

Catalan schools to provide part of their curriculum in English and to teach a second foreign language

Plans have been made by the Catalan Ministry of Education that will adjust the curricula of primary, secondary and vocational training schools to provide part of them in English. In addition, pupils will be taught a second foreign language,...

Gervasio Deferr at his training centre (by M. Ferragut)

16 July 2013 05:52 PM

Olympic Gymnastic champion Gervasio Deferr teaches children in Barcelona’s La Mina suburb

Gervasio Deferr is a two-time pommel horse Olympic champion. The former Catalan gymnast won gold in Sydney (2000) and Athens (2004) and one silver medal in Beijing (2008) in the Floor category. He retired in 2011 after more than twenty years in...

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