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31 January 2011 10:31 PM

The last major Franco monument is removed from Barcelona

The Mayor of Barcelona calls the removal of the Franco sculpture 'an act of democratic normality'

28 January 2011 09:51 PM

Zone 80's days are numbered

The days of the previous government’s speed limit measure that brought about a 80 km/h zone are limited. The Catalonian Ministry of Traffic ‘Transit’ is currently deciding on an appropriate speed limit based on the amount of pollution,...

27 January 2011 12:40 PM

Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean resigns

The Secretary General for the Union for the Mediterranean Ahmad Masa’deh decided to step down as in his words, “the general conditions against which he accepted to assume the job have changed”. This statement can be interpreted as his way of...

26 January 2011 10:42 PM

More English skills, infrastructures and research are needed to gain competitiveness and bring about Catalonia’s internationalisation

Former Catalan President Jordi Pujol, scientist Jordi Camí, macroeconomist Jordi Galí, Spanair Chairmand Ferran Soriano and Architect Benedetta Tagliabue talked about opening Catalonia to the world in a round table debate hosted by the Catalan...
From left to right: Ferran Soriano, Jordi Galí, Jordi Pujol, Benedetta Taglibue and Jordi Camí (by ACN)

25 January 2011 06:18 PM

The panel debate's speakers

Jordi Pujol, Former President of the Catalan Government (1980-2003), Jordi Camí, Director General of the Biomedical Research Park of Barcelona, Jordi Galí, Director of the International Economics Research Centre, Ferran Soriano, Chairman of...
The architect Benedetta Tagliabue (by V. Gumà)

24 January 2011 10:41 PM

CNA debates the internationalisation of Catalonia

The former president of Catalonia Jordi Pujol, the scientific Jordi Camí, the macroeconomist Jordi Galí, the entrepreneur Ferran Soriano and the architect Benedetta Tagliabue will discuss priorities for internationalising Catalonia. The panel...
The President of the Catalan Parliament, Núria de Gispert, with the two Vice Presidents (by J. Pérez)

21 January 2011 10:40 PM

The Catalan Parliament will reduce its budget by 9.5% in 2011

The President of the Catalan Parliament Núria de Gispert presented the Chamber’s austerity plan today. Staff will be reduced by 10% within the next 4 years, official duty cars by 50% and the scheduled enlargement plan will be put on stand by.
The Catalan President, Artur Mas (left), with the Government's man in Madrid, Josep Antoni Duran i Lleida (right) (by P. Mateos)

21 January 2011 10:38 AM

Catalonia warns Madrid that a “point of no return” might be reached in the relationship with Spain

Since the Spanish Deputy Minister for Budget threatened to intervene in Catalan budgetary affairs and in response to the recentralisation debate, the Catalan President, Artur Mas, sent a public warning to the Spanish Government and politicians in...
Artur Mas announced a 10% budget reduction (by X. Alsinet)

20 January 2011 03:54 PM

The Catalan Government’s budget will be 10% smaller in 2011

The President of the Catalan Government Artur Mas said that his Cabinet would reduce the Government’s budget for 2011 by 10% in order to cut public deficit. Speaking at the Catalan Parliament today, Mas accused the Spanish Government of not...
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