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Youth unemployment is very high and many young people are leaving the country (by ACN)

19 July 2012 06:43 PM

Catalonia sees rise in emigration during first half of 2012

In the first half of 2012, more than 37,000 inhabitants have left Catalonia taking into account the balance between immigration and emigration. This figure represents half the state total, having lost 74,000 residents. These figures demonstrate...
Half a ton of eels were released into 10 Catalan rivers (by ACN)

16 July 2012 09:54 PM

Stroke of luck for the resettlement of Catalan rivers with eels

The Catalan Government and the Guardia Civil release 500 kilograms of eels – ten times more than in a regular year – seized from traffickers that wanted to export them to Asia, where this species is extremely coveted and where approximately...
Laia Gasch, producer of the Cultural Olympiad London 2012 (by ACN)

13 July 2012 12:47 PM

Catalan talent contributes to the organization of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Where will the basketball teams stay during the Olympics? How will they travel from the hotel or the Olympic Village to the stadium? Who will help the sailing referees if they have any problems? What will the Cultural Olympics programme look like?...
Catalan is used in shops and bars such as this one in Santa Coloma (by ACN)

11 July 2012 12:48 AM

Catalan use grows in shops and institutions in cities where it was traditionally less spoken

New research by the Catalan Government studied more than 20 Catalan cities in different sectors to calculate how Catalan use has increased in schools, hospitals, public administration and media. The study, Ofercat, concludes that more traders and...
The six Chemistry Nobel Prize laureates at the opening session (by N. Torres)

05 July 2012 01:04 AM

Seven Nobel Prize winners participated in Universitat Rovira i Virgili’s chemistry days

From Sunday to Wednesday, the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), located in Tarragona, hosted a chemistry conference in order to discuss the latest discoveries in this discipline. Six chemistry Nobel Prize winners participated in the ‘Southern...
An image from English Summer's website, with the Chinese camp (by English Summer / ACN)

04 July 2012 09:46 PM

First Chinese Summer Camp in Catalonia

English Summer S.A. has been organising English language immersion camps for kids for 30 years. This summer, Jiajia Wang Liu is organising a new concept for the company: a Chinese language summer camp. Wang Liu is an entrepreneur who came from...
UAB Neuroscience Institute's website (by UAB / ACN)

02 July 2012 06:50 PM

New molecule makes a more effective fight against Alzheimer's disease possible

Researchers in Barcelona have discovered a new molecule in order to create a new medicine in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Unlike others, the discovery works at several damaged places of the brain at the same time. The molecule inhibits...
A group of children in a Catalan school (by ACN)

27 June 2012 11:48 PM

Catalan should not be the only main language of instruction for small children, says Spain’s Supreme Court

The tribunal declares null and void the 2008 Catalan government decree which stated that Catalan “should be used as the language of instruction” for pupils between 3 and 6 years old. The Supreme Court also overturned the article that banned...
Catalan citizens have to pay 1 euro when buying a prescribed drug at the chemist's (by B. Cazorla)

23 June 2012 02:02 AM

Catalan citizens start to pay the drug prescription fee from Saturday

Catalan citizens will have to pay €1 for every medical prescription, with a maximum of €61 per year. 127,000 people will not have to pay the tax for social reasons. This measure approved by the Catalan Government aims to reduce healthcare...
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