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One of La Fageda's workers (by ACN)

11 May 2012 09:58 PM

Catalan cooperative La Fageda awarded for its social integration work

The BBVA bank rewards La Fageda with the 4th Integra Prize for offering quality employment for people with intellectual disabilities and mental disorders. Moreover, La Fageda carries out some care activities, like an occupational therapy service,...
Bags of human plasma (by European Commission)

07 May 2012 09:28 PM

A new smartphone free app to increase non-profit blood donations

The Federation of Blood Donors in Catalonia wants to reach the young population and to raise the number of donations. Besides, the Catalan pharmaceutical company Grifols asked for a change in the law in order to pay for giving blood. This measure...
During the last 6 years the number of ‘Escoles Bressol’ in Barcelona has increased from 40 to 95 (by ACN)

07 May 2012 08:59 PM

Barcelona’s kindergarten model challenged by budget cuts

Barcelona City Council is concerned about being able to maintain the current public kindergarten model taking into account the budget cuts announced by the Catalan Government to reduce public spending. While in 2011 the Government contributed...
Barcelona and L'Hospitalet courts, unified in the so-called 'City of Justice' (by P. Solà)

05 May 2012 12:14 AM

Barcelona sets up Spain’s first totally digitalised court

After a year of trials, Barcelona’s court of first instance number 37 will work only with computer files, eliminating the use of paper. The Catalan Government, in charge of managing the court’s offices in Catalonia, has developed an IT system...
Catalan Police controlling one of the highways accessing Barcelona (by B. Cazorla)

04 May 2012 09:35 PM

No violent protests this time as ECB meets in Barcelona

Despite initial fears of violent incidents the European Central Bank’s Governing Council meeting has been held peacefully. 8,000 police officers guarded the event by literally occupying the city. Besides, the ‘indignados’ movement...
The organisers made sure the protest was peaceful (by E. Rosanas)

04 May 2012 01:22 AM

Peaceful university student demonstration coinciding with the ECB meeting in Barcelona

Thousands of students protested in Barcelona against the reduction in the university budget and the increase in tuition fees. The demonstration was peaceful and was observed by the police, in order to prevent any possible incidents, since it...
Spain's Director of Public Prosecutions in a recent visit to Barcelona (by P. Solà)

03 May 2012 10:24 PM

Spain’s Director of Public Prosecutions urges not to make legal changes on urban violence in the heat of the moment

The Spanish boss of public prosecutors, Eduardo Torres-Dulce, says it is crucial to analyse if current procedural tools are enough to guarantee fundamental rights and public order. Therefore, he asked not to make legal changes in the heat of the...
Tanja goes on Fridays to play with sick children at the Vall d'Hebron hospital (by T. Niederstein / E. Barreda)

30 April 2012 08:21 PM

A real learning experience: the European Voluntary Service helps out in Barcelona

Tanja Niederstein and Maja Grigat have come to Barcelona with the European Voluntary Service and spend most of their time doing voluntary activities such as helping handicapped students, teaching English or playing with sick children.
Martínez-Picado (left) and Clotet (right) presenting the study (by M. Bélmez)

26 April 2012 12:30 AM

Catalan researchers discover the molecule enabling HIV/AIDS propagation within the body

This world important discovery should open new paths to develop new drugs and to ultimately find a vaccine against HIV/AIDS. The finding has been published in the international journal PLoS Biology. The study has been funded by the Spanish...
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