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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...
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...
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