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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...

The Spanish Police seraching at Manos Limpias' headquarters, in Madrid (by ACN)

15 April 2016 02:37 PM

Leader of Spanish extreme right organisation Manos Limpias arrested for coercion

The Spanish Police’s division for Economic and Fiscal crimes (UDEF) arrested this Friday Miguel Bernard, the leader of Spanish extreme right organisation Manos Limpias, for having allegedly extorted several banks and companies, asking...

Activist and NGO Proactiva Open Arms' director Òscar Crespo (by ACN)

08 April 2016 02:48 PM

Pro-refugee activist wins 2015 Catalan of the Year Award

The Catalan of the Year Award for 2015 has been given to Òscar Camps, activist and director of the NGO Pro-Activa Open Arms. Pro-Activa Open Arms has been fighting since 2014 to save refugees´ lives in...

Researcher in the laboratory using the microscope (by ACN)

30 March 2016 07:10 PM

Joan Massagué's team identify how cancer cells spread

A team of oncologists led by Joan Massagué has made a breakthrough in cancer research. The team´s new study, one which lasted six years, was published on the 24th of March in the journal ‘Cell’. The study...

Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont received Italian PM, Mateo Renzi at his arrival in Tortosa (by ACN)

21 March 2016 07:21 PM

Matteo Renzi and eight families related to the coach crash victims arrive in Catalonia

Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, travelled this Monday to Catalonia on a private visit, as he was related to one of the victims of the coach crash which occurred in the South of Catalonia on Sunday, killing at least 13 internationals who...

The coach overturned after hitting a car travelling in the opposite direction (by ACN)

20 March 2016 11:24 PM

13 international students die in a coach crash south of Barcelona

At least 13 women have been killed after a coach which was carrying foreign students crashed this Sunday on the AP-7 motorway between Barcelona and Valencia. 48 have been injured and 23 are still in hospital, some of them in a...

Dr. Jaume Pauné of the Universitat Politècninca de Catalunya has devised a new type of progressive contact lens which  impede the onset of myopia (by ACN)

07 March 2016 07:04 PM

Catalonia develops the first contact lenses which impede the onset of myopia

Dr. Jaume Pauné of the Universitat Politècninca de Catalunya has devised a new type of progressive contact lens, the first of its kind. These contact lenses actually slow the onset of myopia, or near-sightedness, by as much as...

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