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19 May 2017 07:12 PM

Independent Catalonia could have “resuscitation effect” on “struggling” Europe, says Arthur Brooks

The president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Arthur Brooks, explained in an interview with the CNA how the impact of an independent Catalonia on the European Union “could in a strange and paradoxical way have the greatest benefit...
A high-school class in Catalonia (by M. Belmez)

19 May 2017 08:59 AM

Spanish Ministry of Education to investigate textbooks used in Catalonia

The Spanish Ministry for Education has requested a “detailed report” on the content of the textbooks used in Catalonia. The petition, processed as a matter of urgency, aims to analyze whether there is “partisan indoctrination” in the...
Image of a nuclear power station located in Ascó (by ACN)

18 May 2017 09:44 AM

New tax to provide 12 million euros to nuclear energy zones in Catalonia

The new nuclear plants tax, a tax on environmental risk, transport and handling, and safe-keeping of radiotoxic elements will provide 20% of the revenue in the Terres de l’Ebre and Camp de Tarragona, two areas in the...

Appartment block in Barcelona's Meridiana Avenue (by ACN)

16 May 2017 05:12 PM

EIB backs €125 million of financing for affordable housing in Barcelona

The European Investment Bank (EIB) approved on Tuesday a €125 million loan to the Council of Barcelona to build 2,198 affordable houses. The money will help to finance 23 promotions from all over the city and will cover 50% of...

Catalan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Raül Romeva, visiting a refugees' camp at Halba, Lebanon (by Catalan Government)

15 May 2017 01:49 PM

Catalonia supports Lebanon's efforts to tackle refugee crisis

Catalan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Raül Romeva, traveled to Lebanon to assess the Catalan cooperation projects which are being carried out there. Indeed, the Government is involved with 17 projects in the country in cooperation with...

Passengers at Barcelona El Prat airport (by ACN)

09 May 2017 04:17 PM

Long queues at Barcelona airport’s passport control due to Spanish police staff shortages

Passengers complained on social media networks on Monday about long queues once more at the Barcelona airport’s passport controls. Sources at the Catalan Department of Territory and Sustainability confirmed a 40–50 minute wait, almost twice as...
Spanish police with the detained man accused of being part of DAESH cell (By Roger Segura)

08 May 2017 04:36 PM

Three detained in Catalonia and Tangier accused of being part of DAESH cell

The Spanish police has detained three suspected jihadists this Monday morning accused of being part of a DAESH cell in Badalona, Salou, and Tangier. In Catalonia the arrested are two men aged 21 and 32 of Moroccan nationality. In addition, with...
The CIE in Barcelona, Zona Franca (by Pol Solà)

08 May 2017 04:12 PM

NGO urges to shut down migrant detention center in Barcelona

The Migra Studium foundation calls for the closure of the Zona Franca detention centre and all similar detention centers for immigrants in Spain (CIE) because “they break Spanish immigration law”. The foundation’s annual report on the...

02 May 2017 09:51 PM

European Medicine Agency employees prefer relocation to Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the cities which has presented a proposal to host the European Medicines Agency, which will have to relocate from London due to Brexit. Moreover, it is the preferred option of its nearly 900 employees, who say they will be...

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