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Clínica Onyar's facilities in Girona, near the Costa Brava (by Clínica Onyar)

05 June 2013 01:04 AM

A private medical centre on the Costa Brava wants to attract more European healthcare tourism

The healthcare tourism sector is growing. Russian, British and German visitors make the most of their holiday trip by visiting specialists, passing medical tests or undergoing a surgical operation. As a response to this, a private medical center...
A reconstruction of the new species (by ICP / ACN)

29 May 2013 10:59 PM

A new primate species from 35 million years ago discovered in northern Catalonia

The new species has been named “Nievisia sossiensis” and has been discovered by researchers at the Catalan Paleontology Institute. Described as a small primate that weighed between 100 and 150 grams and lived in the Eocen epoch, the remains...
Catalonia's Education summit, taking place on Tuesday (by R. Garrido)

29 May 2013 01:23 AM

Political parties agree on a common strategy to face the Spanish Government's Education Law against the Catalan language

The parties defending the current Catalan school model, which represent 80% of Catalonia’s Parliament, met on Tuesday to discuss how to face the Spanish Government’s Education Reform, known as LOMCE. They all agreed to act together in Madrid...
Malala Yousafzai leaving the hospital (by Reuters)

25 May 2013 12:01 AM

Norway’s former PM Gro H. Brundtland and Pakistani school girl Malala Yousafzai awarded the ‘Premi Internacional Catalunya’

Both women have been awarded Catalonia’s most prestigious prize for “their determination and courage in the defence of human rights”. Malala Yousafzai is the young activist in Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban for defending the right to...
The Spanish Education Minister (right) on Friday (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

18 May 2013 12:53 AM

Madrid to oblige the Catalan Government to pay for a privately-owned school if a pupil wants to study in Spanish

The Spanish Government has approved its Education Reform, which aims to make Spanish a teaching language in Catalonia and reduces the Autonomous Communities’ power to manage their education system. The new law states the Spanish Government is to...
The Catalan team behind the vaccine (by ACN)

17 May 2013 10:03 PM

Catalan researchers find a vaccine for Type 1 Diabetes that works on mice

The vaccine works by re-introducing immune system cells, which have previously been extracted and modified, in order to avoid the destruction of beta cells, which are those producing insulin. The vaccine has been developed by researchers from the...
Laura and Amina are taking part in the 'Rossinyol' project this year (by C. Marchesi)

09 May 2013 09:56 PM

The 'Rossinyol' project, example in the fight for equal opportunities and social inclusion in Catalonia

The ‘Rossinyol’ project aims to improve social problems faced by foreigners such as inequality and social exclusion. It is an adapted version of the ‘Nightingale’ program, consolidated in different European cities, and was brought to...
The presentation of the project at the Union for the Mediterranean's headquarters, in Barcelona (by M. Fernández Noguera)

01 May 2013 12:06 AM

The Union for the Mediterranean to promote the business education of 10,000 women

The initiative targets 10,000 young women, studying at university and wanting to start their own business, from Morocco, Palestine, Jordan and Spain. The 'Young Women as Job Creators' project aims to create 400 new businesses. It is an initiative...
Josep Maria Ganyet showing the poster he designed (by C. Roig)

26 April 2013 07:57 PM

'Keep Calm and Speak Catalan', a poster of passive resistance

The poster ‘Keep Calm and Speak Catalan’ was created by Josep Maria Ganyet, expert in digital communication, in order to protest against the draft law proposed by the Spanish Minister of Education which puts at risk the school model of...
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