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Barcelona commuters have endured this Monday long queues and delays due to a new strike by employees of the city’s metro (by J.Molina)

30 May 2016 03:12 PM

Metro strike causes chaos in Barcelona

Barcelona commuters have endured this Monday long queues and delays due to a new strike by employees of the city’s metro. Despite the minimum services agreed by the Catalan Ministry of Work, platforms have been especially crowded during peak...

26 May 2016 06:21 PM

Riot police must be “proportionate” to avoid “violent escalation” in Barcelona, urges Mayor Colau

The eviction of squatters from the so-called ‘Expropriated Bank’ in Barcelona’s Gracia neighbourhood has caused three consecutive nights of riots in the city and has raised concerns in the press about an excessive use of force by the police....
Image of an overturned car due to the riots occurred this Monday night in Gracia (by ACN)

24 May 2016 03:11 PM

Riots in Barcelona over ‘Expropriated Bank’ eviction

Barcelona’s Gracia neighbourhood saw violent protests this past Monday, after a demonstration against the eviction of the so-called ‘Expropriated Bank’. According to the police, after a peaceful...

Two members of the Catalan NGO 'Amb les teves mans' ('With your hands') during a trip to Pireaus, Greece (by ACN)

24 May 2016 02:41 PM

Catalonia hosts half of the 20 refugees newly arrived in Spain

Three Syrian families, including 4 minors, make up the 10 refugees which will be relocated to Catalonia. They are part of a group of 20 people which arrived this Tuesday in Madrid. 44 more people, expected to arrive...

The mosquito that transmits Zika (by ACN)

17 May 2016 06:30 PM

Four new infected with Zika virus cases, including another pregnant woman

The Catalan Ministry for Health has confirmed this Tuesday that there are four new cases of people infected with Zika virus in Catalonia, one of which is a pregnant woman. Thus, the number of infected with Zika virus in Catalonia...

Secretary of Catalonia's Institute for Public Health, Joan Guix (by ACN)

06 May 2016 04:11 PM

Catalonia confirms first case of Zika-linked microcephaly

The Ministry of Health of Catalonia has reported the case of a woman infected by the mosquito-borne virus, which her baby has now contracted, according to 8TV. This is the first case of microcephaly confirmed in Catalonia and Spain, and the second...
Bernat Villa and Adrian Sallés have designed and built a low cost wheelchair for people in developing countries (by UPC)

05 May 2016 01:19 PM

Two Catalan students design low cost wheelchair for developing countries

The students at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya have designed and built a low cost wheelchair for people in developing countries. The chair is made from bicycle wheels, a supermarket trolley and PVC pipes and can be made in fifteen...
European People’s Party MEP Pál Csáky during his visit at Ebro's Delta (by ACN)

27 April 2016 07:28 PM

MEPs call for “constructive dialogue” with Spanish government after Ebro Water Plan assessment

Since a delegation of MEPs visited the Ebro Delta, in the south of Catalonia on the 8th of February, the delegation has drafted their report of the current ecological flow of the Ebro Water Plan (PHE). In the draft of the report, the...

Image of EU's migration Commissioner, Dimitris Avramopoulos, at the European Commission (by ACN)

18 April 2016 02:36 PM

Brussels applauds Catalonia’s offer to host refugees and calls for Madrid’s support

EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos stated that “all levels of governance can contribute” to the European Commission’s commitments to tackle the refuges crisis. In a letter addressed to Catalan President Carles...

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