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Les Corts market in Barcelona (by N. Julià)

27 December 2013 07:37 PM

Catalonia ranked fourth in Spain with GDP per capita of €26,412

Catalonia has confirmed its fourth place in the Autonomous Community rankings of GDP per capita, according to figures released by the Spanish Institute of Statistics (INE). This data from 2012 reveals that the Basque Country...

The Ictineu 3 had its first navigation test this week (by S. Sabaté)

20 December 2013 07:50 PM

First dive for Catalan submarine ICTINEU 3 built through crowd-funding

ICTINEU 3, a scientific submersible designed and build in Catalonia, has entered the water for the very first time in a test dive near Barcelona. For over ten years, particular donations have helped construct this submarine that will be...

Mercè Boada will direct the study (by M. Belmez)

13 December 2013 07:11 PM

Grífols and ACE Foundation to test an Alzheimer’s vaccine in January 2014

The Catalan pharmaceutical company Grífols and Barcelona’s Alzheimer Treatment&Research Center of Fundació ACE – a family charity – have announced that they will run tests of a vaccine against this...

Javier Espinosa (left) and Ricard Garcia (right) have been kidnapped in Syria (by El Mundo / ACN)

10 December 2013 03:11 PM

Another Catalan journalist is kidnapped in Syria

Freelance photojournalist Ricard Garcia has been kidnapped in the Syrian province of Raqqa together with El Mundo reporter Javier Espinosa by a group related to Al-Qaeda. On the 4th September, the Catalan Marc Marginedas,...

The Catalan Government wants energy companies not to cut off the domestic power supply to people in financial difficulties (by ACN)

05 December 2013 04:08 PM

Electricity companies not to cut off supply to people in need

The Catalan Government wants energy companies not to cut off the domestic power supply to people in financial difficulties who are temporarily unable to pay their bills. The Catalan Ministry of Business and Employment aims to fight so-called...

A Catalan Police car (by G. Sánchez)

04 December 2013 07:37 PM

Further Catalan Police officers are indicted for arrestee's death

Eight officers of the Catalan Police Force – called Mossos d’Esquadra – and two paramedics of the Catalan Emergency Services (SEM) have been indicted on Wednesday, following the death of a man while he was in custody. Last...

Pupils in a school in Catalonia (by ACN)

03 December 2013 03:45 PM

Catalan pupils score above the OECD average in Reading but not in Science and Maths

The latest PISA survey shows that pupils in Catalonia perform above the Spanish average in all subjects except Science knowledge. The survey checks the knowledge of 15 year-old students of 34 member countries of the OECD and 31 others associated...
MSKCC's website announcing Massagué's appointment (by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre)

26 November 2013 07:03 PM

Two Catalans to lead New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre

Doctor Joan Massagué has been appointed Scientific Director of the Sloan-Kettering Institute in New York , the world’s leading cancer research centre, which is part of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre. The Catalan...

The Ebro Delta is one of the areas with the highest rate of Catalan language speakers (by J. Marsal)

25 November 2013 08:06 PM

Highest-ever Catalan language skills for people living in Catalonia

The language skills of Catalonia’s population to understand, read, speak and write in Catalan have reached record highs, according to a report from the Statistical Institute of Catalonia (Idescat) with data from 2011. That...

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