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Biomass produced from Catalan forests (by ACN)

05 April 2013 07:36 PM

Catalan firm participates in a European project investigating how to make plastic from vegetal biomass

The firm QNORM, located in the Scientific and Technologic Park of the Girona University (UdG), participates in a European project that aims to transform vegetal biomass into plastic. The project, which is called BioConSepT (bio-conversion and...
Catalan Riot Police at a demonstration in Barcelona during the last General Strike (by O. Campuzano)

25 March 2013 06:58 PM

The use of rubber bullets by Catalan Police is being discussed in Parliament

The use of rubber bullets by the Catalan Police is at the centre of a fierce social and political debate. The Catalan Parliament has recently decided to create a commission in order to discuss the methods used by riot police, which is expected to...
A family being evicted from its home in L'Hospitalet del Llobregat in June 2011 (by ACN)

22 March 2013 11:25 PM

Catalonia led the number of evictions ordered in Spain in 2012

Catalan first instance courts ordered 25,422 evictions last year, representing 25.1% of the total number in Spain. Two weeks ago the European Court of Justice declared the Spanish Mortgage Law to be abusive towards citizens. Home evictions have...
TV3 workers protesting in front of the station headquarters for a recent restructuring (by E. Romagosa)

20 March 2013 09:46 PM

The Catalan Public TV & Radio Broadcaster’s budget drops from €348 million to €296 million - 17% less

The Catalan Government’s grant will be reduced by 14% and revenue from advertising is expected to decrease by 10%. The budget reduction has been approved with loud protests from the workers, since it will mostly affect labour costs, which may...
Barcelona High Court (by O. Campuzano)

18 March 2013 09:11 PM

Italian bombings of Barcelona during Spanish Civil War to be investigated by provincial High Court

During the Spanish Civil War, from 1936 to 1939, Franco’s rebels received military help from Italy among other countries. The Italian Legionary Air Force, based in Mallorca, was responsible for the aerial bombardment of the city of Barcelona...
A demonstration of the PAH in Barcelona (by P. Mateu)

14 March 2013 10:05 AM

The Mortgage Platform has been fighting to stop house evictions in Spain

The Popular Legislative Initiative promoted by the Platform is pending debate in the Spanish Parliament. The Mortgage Platform was founded in Barcelona in 2009. Over recent years, it has worked intensively to prevent and ultimately stop people...
Prostitution complaints in Barcelona reduced by 39% in 2012 compared to the previous year (by ACN)

13 March 2013 08:33 PM

Prostitution complaints in Barcelona reduced by 39% in 2012 compared to the previous year

Complaints regarding prostitution in Barcelona have decreased in 2012 but the penalties for drinking on the street and street vending have increased. The Local Police filed 1,091 complaints for offering, asking for or having sexual relations on...
Some youngsters use Whatsapp or similar apps to control their partners (by O. Campuzano)

08 March 2013 06:57 PM

Smartphone apps can result in another tool for intimate partner violence

Just a few years ago writing a message with the mobile phone meant exchanging short and important information with a few words. Today however, there are youngsters, especially girls, writing about 300 messages every day. Thanks to WhatsApp or...
A patient ready for one of the sessions of the new treatment (by G. Sánchez)

06 March 2013 08:37 PM

Survival rate of inoperable lung cancer patients raises to 80% with a pioneering technique developed in Catalonia

The Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) has introduced a world pioneering technique which allows four out of five patients who cannot undergo surgery to survive the illness. This technique causes less after-effects than the traditional...
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