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Closed stand of the Mediterranean Games in Tarrgona (by ACN)

07 November 2016 06:53 PM

Tarragona Mediterranean Games will have to wait until 2018

On the 15th of October 2011 the International Committee of the Mediterranean Games (ICMG) chose Tarragona as the city to host the Games in 2017. In this way Tarragona, in southern Catalonia, culminated its quest for the event, dating back to...

Catalan MEPs, Josep Maria Terricabras (ERC), Ramon Tremosa (PDECat) and Ernest Urtasun (ICV)

27 October 2016 07:41 PM

Overturning of bullfighting ban in Catalonia outrages 37 MEPs from different parties and countries

The possibility that bullfighting could return to Catalonia by imposition of the Spanish Constitutional Court (TC) has outraged 37 MEPs from five different parties. The signatories of a joint declaration, promoted by Catalan Eco-Socialist ICV...

Image of the statue of Franco lying on the esplanade of 'El Born' Cultural Centre this Friday 20th of October 2016 (by ACN)

21 October 2016 02:40 PM

Barcelona dismantles Franco exhibition after sculpture of dictator pulled down

Barcelona’s City Hall had to dismantle the exhibition ‘Franco-Victory-Republic: impunity and urban space’after the equestrian sculpture of dictator Francisco Franco was...

Empty desks at Badalona’s City Hall (by ACN)

11 October 2016 07:49 PM

Judge prohibits Badalona City Hall from working on Spain’s National Day

Administrative Court Number 14 of Barcelona has prohibited Badalona City Hall from opening any municipal offices on Spain’s National Day, this Wednesday the 12th of October. The municipal government of Badalona announced...

Emblem of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), Spain's highest judicial institution (by ACN)

10 October 2016 02:33 PM

Council of Europe warns Spain over violation of its recommendations on judicial independence

Spain is failing in transparency and judicial independence. According to the Group of States against Corruption of the Council of Europe (Greco), the Spanish Government has not satisfactorily applied any of the...

Catalan Minister for Public Administration and Housing, Meritxell Borràs, during a press conference (by ACN)

04 October 2016 06:44 PM

Government evades Spanish Court suspension and passes anti-eviction law

The Catalan bill oriented toward avoiding evictions and facilitating mediation when the families involved are at social risk has been modified in order to dodge the Spanish Constitutional Court (TC) suspension. The Catalan Government...

A medical team during surgery in Vall d'Hebron (by ACN)

23 September 2016 05:29 PM

Vall d’Hebron Hospital opens new surgical ward with cutting-edge technology

The surgical facilities at the Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona were created in the 50’s. Now, half of a century later, the hospital has launched a new surgical ward for highly complex surgery. It has 10,000 square metres and 19 operating...
The sociologist, economist and political advisor Jeremy Rifkin with Catalan President Carles Puigdemont (by ACN)

22 September 2016 07:30 PM

Catalonia has the potential to lead the Third Industrial Revolution, says American economist Rifkin

Catalonia has the “cultural capital” and the “knowledge” to promote a new model of production, more sustainable than the “obsolete” one. This is the main conclusion of a lecture given at the conference “A new Economic Paradigm for a...
Government's Secretary for Universities and Research, Arcadi Navarro (by ACN)

14 September 2016 06:57 PM

Catalonia aims to host the largest higher education meeting in Europe in 2020

The Catalan Secretary of Universities and Research, Arcadi Navarro, and the President of the European Association for International Education (EAIE), Laura Howard, have a meeting next Friday September the...

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