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Two women working in a laboratory in Catalonia (by ACN)

07 March 2017 06:29 PM

Catalonia continues to lead Spain in patent applications, accounting for 35%

35% of the total patent applications in Spain in 2016 were submitted in Catalonia, totalling 547. This figure is 5.5% higher than that registered in 2015, according to the last European Patent Office (EPO) report. Madrid ranked second with...

Fèlix Millet and Jordi Montull, former directors of 'Palau de la Música' concert hall in Barcelona, sitting on the dock (by ACN)

01 March 2017 09:38 AM

‘The Palau Case’, one of the major corruption scandals in Catalonia, comes to court

After 8 years of investigation, the main names behind the so-called ‘Palau case’ will testify before the court this Wednesday. The judge accuses former governing party ‘Convergència...

24 February 2017 04:46 PM

The 12th Edition of Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona

From the 27th of February to the 2nd of March, the Catalan capital will host the 12th edition of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world’s largest event of the mobile and cell phone-related industries. Last year’s...

Former Duke of Mallorca and Spain's King brother-in-law, Iñaki Urdangarín, and his business partner Diego Torres during 'Nóos Case' trial (by ACN)

23 February 2017 01:26 PM

Spanish king brother-in-law avoids prison

Former Duke of Mallorca and the Spanish King’s brother-in-law, Iñaki Urdangarín, won’t go to prison for perversion of justice, fraud and money laundering. Less than a week after being sentenced to six years, this...

Aerial shot of Barcelona's 'Model' prison panoptic (by ACN)

21 February 2017 02:20 PM

Barcelona’s Model prison, a historic symbol of political repression, starts to be dismantled

Catalonia’s oldest prison, ‘Model’, will finally close its doors this summer, the Catalan Ministry for Justice announced on Monday. The inmates, currently more than 900, will be first relocated to Brians 1 prison,...

Thousand marched along Barcelona in aid of refugees (by ACN)

19 February 2017 11:58 AM

Thousands march in Barcelona urging Spain to take in more refugees

More than 160,000 people hit the streets this Saturday in Barcelona to demand that the Spanish Government host more refugees from war-hit areas such as Syria. Demonstrators carried banners with mottos such as ‘Refugees...

Researchers at IsriCaixa Lab (by ACN)

17 February 2017 04:54 PM

Catalan researchers isolate and control AIDS virus for the first time

A clinical trial of a vaccine has proved, for the first time ever, that the immune system of those infected with AIDS can be re-educated in order to control the virus for long periods of time and without taking anti-retroviral drugs. In...

Spain's King brother-in-law and former Duke of Mallorca, Iñaki Urdangarín (by ACN)

17 February 2017 02:52 PM

Spain’s king brother-in-law given six years in prison for corruption scandal

Palma de Mallorca’s court sentenced Philip VI’s brother-in-law, Iñaki Urdangarin, for allegedly obtaining no-bid contracts from regional governments in the so-called ‘Nóos Case’. On the other hand, his...

Representatives from Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, the Leo Messi Foundation, the FC Barcelona Foundation and the IESE, who launch a campaign to help funding the SJD Pediatric Cancer Center (by ACN)

15 February 2017 06:24 PM

Barcelona will host Europe’s largest hospital specialising in infantile cancer

Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, the Leo Messi Foundation, the FC Barcelona Foundation and the IESEbusiness school have joined forces to launch a campaign to get companies and...

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