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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...

13 February 2017 12:37 PM

Barcelona’s Palau Sant Jordi hosts massive concert in aid of refugees

More than 15,000 people attended the concert ‘Our home, your home’ which is part of the homonymous campaign aimed to emphasise Catalonia’s willingness to welcome refugees. 50 artists of different origins and musical...

Two 'Guardia Civil' officers this morning at BIMSa headquarters, in Barcelona (by ACN)

02 February 2017 12:34 PM

18 businessmen and former CDC representatives arrested for alleged irregular funding of the party

The Spanish Guardia Civil searched this Thursday the headquarters of three Catalan companies, the Barcelona Port Authority, Infrastructures.cat and Barcelona Infrastructures (BIMSA) as part of ‘Operation Pika’ which is investigating...

Coimbra's University Professor, Domingo Xavier Viegas, was granted the Wildland Fire Safety Award, given by the  International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) from the USA (by ACN)

01 February 2017 12:53 PM

Coimbra University professor Domingo Xavier Viegas receives International Wildland Fire Safety Award at international summit in Barcelona

The International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) from the USA recognised on Tuesday Coimbra University professor Domingo Xavier Viegas’ contribution to wildland firefighter safety and granted him the Wildland Fire Safety Award....

Two firefighters during a wildfire in Catalonia (by ACN)

31 January 2017 02:53 PM

Catalan firefighters praised as an “international example” at the International Wildland Fire Safety Summit

The Home Affairs Minister, Jordi Jané, praised on Tuesday the hard work of the brave men and women of the firefighter corps in Catalonia. In his speech at the opening of the 14th edition of the International Wildland Fire Safety Summit, organised...
A rental flat in Barcelona (by ACN)

20 January 2017 02:20 PM

Catalonia to set recommended rental price to avoid new housing bubble

Barcelona has the highest rent prices in Spain, with an average of 17.36 euros per square metre in the Catalan capital’s old town. In fact, 6 of the 10 most expensive cities for renting are in Catalonia, including Gavà, Sant Cugat, Sitges,...
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