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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...
The Tabacalera building with the largest vertical garden in Europe (by R. Segura)

22 June 2012 10:27 PM

Tarragona hosts Europe’s largest vertical garden in the cultural complex of Tabacalera

About 3,200 square meters of native vegetation cover the frontage of the building under criteria of sustainability. The garden, 185 meters long and 18 meters tall is pioneer in the use of wastewater for grass irrigation.
ESADE's website (by ESADE / ACN)

15 June 2012 01:15 AM

ESADE Business School transforms its Barcelona-Sant Cugat campus into an international hub

The world-renowned business school has invested €1 million in a new building located at its Sant Cugat campus, in Greater Barcelona, where the International MBA programmes will be taught. In fact, the Barcelona-based business school wants to...
Flamingos at the Ebro Delta (by J. Marsal)

12 June 2012 04:34 PM

The Ebro water battle is back

Diverting the Ebro River to southern Spain was the aim of the National Water Plan that José María Aznar wanted to carry out during his term of office ten years ago. Now, Mariano Rajoy and Agriculture Minister Miguel Arias Cañete hope to bring...
Manuel Castell received the Holberg Prize from Norway's Crown Princess Mette-Marit (by Ludvig Holberg Memorial Fund)

07 June 2012 11:46 PM

Manuel Castells awarded the Holberg Prize, considered Sociology’s Nobel

The Barcelona-raised sociologist Manuel Castells has received the 2012 Holberg International Memorial Prize in Bergen, Norway. This award is considered to be the equivalent of a Nobel Prize in the field of sociology. The jury considered his book...
The NCO Academy of Talarn will not be shut down (by M. Lluvich)

06 June 2012 08:13 PM

The Ministry of Defence will maintain the Pyrenees’ military academy of Talarn open

After some months of uncertainty about the future of this training centre in the Pyrenees, the Spanish Government confirmed that NCOs will be able to continue their studies in the academy, although its activity will be reduced. In the last few...
The presentation in the Generalitat Palace of the Girona Manifesto (by P. Francesch)

06 June 2012 01:02 AM

PEN International’s Girona Manifesto defends linguistic rights and diversity

PEN International has presented at the Catalan Government’s Palace in Barcelona the Girona Manifesto on Linguistic Rights. Catalonia’s President regretted that the Catalan language still “suffers from the intolerance or belligerence of some...
Endesa set up a quick recharge point in Barcelona's 22@ technological district (by A. Recolons)

31 May 2012 10:20 PM

Barcelona will be the world capital of the electric vehicle in 2013

The 27th edition of the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS) –the benchmark world congress for this sector- will take place in the Catalan capital, taking over from Los Angeles in organizing the EVS27. Barcelona beat Paris and Geneva in the fight to...
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