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Spain’s Supreme Court insists on making Spanish a language of instruction in Catalonia (by ACN)

18 February 2014 07:52 PM

Spain’s Supreme Court insists on making Spanish a language of instruction in Catalonia

The Spanish Supreme Court has ruled against the Catalan school model again. The model, which is based on the linguistic immersion principle, has been in place since the mid-1980s and totally guarantees the pupils’ knowledge of both...

A Catalan Police car (by ACN)

13 February 2014 07:25 PM

Catalan Police Mossos d’Esquadra to have an Ethic Committee

The Catalan Ministry of Home Affairs has constituted an Ethics Committee for the Catalan Police Force, called Mossos d’Esquadra. It will be chaired by Francesc Torralba, Director of Applied Ethics at Barcelona’s...

The MUCE representatives this Tuesday in Barcelona (by G. Sánchez)

11 February 2014 04:04 PM

Catalan school system against Hispanicisation and the Spanish Government’s Education Reform

On Tuesday Catalonia’s education stakeholders – including unions, pedagogic organisations and parent associations – asked the Catalan Executive and Parliament to lead “the boycott” of the Spanish Government’s...

The website of the Escola Pia school network (by Escola Pia)

07 February 2014 08:26 PM

Privately-owned school: “we choose to teach in Catalan because we are deeply rooted to this country”

‘Escola Pia’, one of the largest Catalan networks of privately-owned schools, believes that the Catalan High Court (TSJC) ruling forcing one of its school in Barcelona to teach 25% of classes in Spanish, “goes against”...

The Catalan Minister for Territory and Sustainability, Santi Vila (by J. Molina)

07 February 2014 08:11 PM

Catalonia’s new waste plan to create up to 7,000 new jobs with €800 million in investments

The Catalan Government has presented the new waste plan for 2013-2020 for discussion between city councils, companies and citizens to finalise its contents, according to Santi Vila, the Catalan Minister for Planning and...

The Catalan Education Minister, Irene Rigau, and the Minister for the Presidency, Francesc Homs (by R. Garrido)

04 February 2014 07:41 PM

The Catalan Government will not change “a single comma” of the school model

In order “to guarantee the general interest”, the Catalan Executive rejects changing “a single comma” of the linguistic immersion model in place in Catalonia’s school system despite the latest judicial sentences...

Class in a Catalan high-school (by M. Belmez)

31 January 2014 08:44 PM

Courts request Catalan schools to teach “at least 25%" of the mandatory subjects in Spanish

Catalonia’s High Court has interpreted the last sentence of the Spanish Supreme Court and forces the Catalan Government to offer “at least” 25% of the mandatory school curricula in Spanish in the schools where pupils ask for...

The patient Leonor Garrido and part of the medical team (by S. Sabaté)

30 January 2014 11:51 PM

Barcelona doctors can perform breast reconstruction in a single surgery

A surgical team of the Hospital de Bellvitge in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Greater Barcelona, has successfully reconstructed the breasts of 22 women suffering from cancer in one single surgery. This world pioneer medical...

The Catalan Minister for Social Affairs, Neus Munté, at Tuesday's press conference (by P. Mateos)

28 January 2014 07:21 PM

Catalan Government approves its first International Protection Plan for refugees

On Tuesday, the Catalan Government approved the International Protection Plan of Catalonia, which aims to protect people forced to leave their country for being persecuted. It is the first time Catalonia has its own legal instrument to face the...

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