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Flights at the Barcelona airport (by ACN)

04 September 2013 08:18 PM

The amount of young Catalans working abroad has increased by 42.46% in the past four years

Young people are increasingly abandoning Catalonia in order to find employment abroad. During the past four years, the amount of Catalans between the ages of 15 and 34 that are working abroad has increased by 42.46%, according to a study released...
A car in the blue coloured parking spaces of the city of Barcelona (by ACN)

29 August 2013 06:38 PM

Barcelona to introduce ground-breaking parking payment system

From the 1st of September a new parking payment system will be introduced in Barcelona that allows customers to pay via their mobile devices. The Councillor responsible for Economy, Enterprise and Employment, Sònia Recasens, stated that it...
A view of the Abric Romaní from a balcony for visitors (by L. Busquets)

19 August 2013 10:08 PM

Neanderthal’s period of greater expansion to be discovered at Catalan archaeological site Abric Romaní

The archaeological site known as Abric Romaní is currently being excavated for the 31st year in order to continue documenting and understanding how Neanderthals lived and organised communities in the north-eastern Iberian...

A school canteen in the Catalan Province of Tarragona (by R. Segura)

12 August 2013 09:40 PM

The Catalan Society of Paediatrics denies that children in Catalonia suffer from food deprivation due to economic reasons

Last week, the Catalan Ombudsman issued a report stating that 4% of children in Catalonia under the age of 16 suffer from food deprivation (50,000 children) and he linked it to the current economic crisis. The Primary Care section of the...

An ICFO lab in its Castelldefels building (by B. Cazorla)

09 August 2013 09:09 PM

Barcelona’s Institute of Photonic Sciences is ranked first in the world in the fields of physics and astronomy

The Catalan Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), based in Greater Barcelona, is the highest ranked centre in the world in the fields of physics and astronomy, according to a survey carried out by Excellence Mapping. This ranking sorts the...

A school canteen in Central Catalonia (by E. Escolà)

05 August 2013 09:14 PM

50,000 children suffer from food deprivation in Catalonia, according to the Catalan Ombudsman

The Catalan Ombudsman, Rafael Ribó, announced on Monday that 4% of children under the age of 16 suffer from food deprivation. Almost 50,000 children are not eating meat or fish at least once every two days, meaning they do not have a...

Researchers working on a vaccine against HIV-AIDS at the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital, in Greater Barcelona (by J. Pujolar)

25 July 2013 04:49 PM

'The HIV vaccine is an international effort' states HIVACAT Scientific Director Christian Brander

Christian Brander is a researcher at the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute and Scientific Director of HIVACAT, the programme for the development of a HIV vaccine. He graduated from the University of Bern in 1994 with a PhD in Immunology and has...

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...

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,...

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