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Passengers enjoying's first ride of the 'Red Force', at Ferrari Land (by ACN)

07 April 2017 08:26 AM

Europe’s unique ‘Ferrari Land’ kicks off at Port Aventura

Ferrari Land, Europe's first theme park in Europe entirely dedicated to the Ferrari, will open its doors this Friday. Located next to Port Aventura, in Vila-Seca, a town in the southern Catalan region of Tarragona,...

ICO's oncologist, Doctor Joaquim Bosch (by ACN)

20 March 2017 08:11 PM

Catalans abroad get access to health services in Catalonia

Catalans living abroad will have access to medical care through a new medical card whenever they travel home. Such was the agreement reached this Monday between Catalonia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Raül Romeva, the Health...

Barcelona's Deputy Mayor, Jaume Collboni, together with other members of the local government, announcing that Barcelona drops bid to host 2026 Winter Olympics (by ACN)

16 March 2017 06:43 PM

Barcelona drops bid to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Barcelona – The Pyrenees-based candidacy to host the 2026 Winter Olympics has been rescinded by its own promoters. According to Barcelona’s deputy mayor, Jordi Collboni, the decision responded “to the current social and...

EU Prize for Woman Innovators poster (by European Commission)

10 March 2017 03:58 PM

Two Catalan researchers finalists at EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017

Two Catalan researchers, Gemma Galdon and Isabel Trillas were amongst the finalists at EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017, an initiative promoted by the European Commission's Directorate General for Research and Innovation together with the...

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,...

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