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05 June 2017 06:58 PM

“It’s my free opinion,” says German Barça fan, denied access because of independence flag

Daniel Kahl, a German Barça fan, was not allowed to enter the stadium at the Copa del Rey final for carrying the ‘Estelada’

In the centre, Spain's Anticorruption chief, Manuel Moix (by ACN)

01 June 2017 01:37 PM

Spain’s Anticorruption chief quits over Panama off-shore firm

Manuel Moix owns 25% of an off-shore company in Panama

A volunteer working on Friday at the 'Gran Recapte' (by P. Solà)

31 May 2017 06:40 PM

Growing poverty threatens to divide Barcelona into “two cities”

Up to 222,581 people are living below poverty limits, almost nine time mores than in 2008
Carla Agulló went to hospital to receive hormonal treatment and psychological attention (by Clara Ardèvol)

30 May 2017 04:44 PM

Catalonia, pioneer in the struggle for transsexuals rights

Catalan transsexuals do not need a psychiatric diagnosis of gender dysphoria to carry out a sex change operation through the public healthcare system. The Health Department implemented this pioneering system in Europe in October. LGTBI groups are...
The taxi stand in Sants was almost empty due to the strike (by ACN)

30 May 2017 04:42 PM

Travel headache caused by Barcelona taxi strike

Taxis in Barcelona are on strike to protest online platforms such as Uber or Cabify, which they consider to be unfair competition. Commuters and tourists at Sants, Barcelona’s main train station, or El Prat, the city airport, had to face long...
The Secretary of University and Research, Arcadi Navarro, in an interview with the ACN (by Xavier Alsinet)

30 May 2017 11:01 AM

Catalan universities attract more international students

More than 36% of the students who register in a university master in Catalonia are graduates from a foreign university, according to the Secretary's Office of Universities and Research most recent data corresponding to the course 2015-2016. Almost...
High Speed Train stucked in Lleida, this morning (by ACN)

26 May 2017 08:42 AM

Barcelona-Girona high speed rail line has nine times more travelers than the Barcelona-Tarragona route

The high speed railway line that connects Girona to Barcelona registered 1.01 million travelers throughout 2016. That is the same volume of passengers that went from Catalonia’s capital city to Tarragona over the last nine years according...

Factory chimneys in Tarragona, southern Catalonia (by N. Torres)

24 May 2017 06:34 PM

Catalonia to pass climate change law before summer

Catalonia shows commitment to fight climate change. Coinciding with the inauguration of the Barcelona ‘Innovate4Climate’ conference, the Catalan Minister of Territory and Sustainability, Josep Rull, confirmed on Wednesday that the Catalan...
Dolors Montserrat (by ACN)

24 May 2017 05:58 PM

Independence “not an issue” in European Medicines Agency fight

The Spanish Minister of Health, Dolors Montserrat, defended on Wednesday that the current political debate in Catalonia, where the government plans to hold an independence referendum in autumn, does not damage Barcelona's candidacy to host the...
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