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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...

Sugary drinks are now taxed in Catalonia (by ACN)

02 May 2017 06:58 PM

Catalonia follows WHO advice with taxes on sugary drinks

Following the advice of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Generalitat has approved a new tax on sugary drinks, “because of the effects these drinks have on people’s health”. “Its principal aim is to encourage a...

The Foreign Affairs Minister of Catalonia, Raül Romeva, during an event for the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War (by Marta Lluvich)

28 April 2017 09:33 PM

UN critical about Spain’s inactivity on historical memory, sees progress in Catalonia

The upcoming report from the UN Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances reaffirms the lack of progress in Spain when it comes to historical memory, justice, search and identification of Spanish Civil war and Francoist dictatorship victims....
A group of tourists walking along Portal de l'Angel in Barcelona (by ACN)

28 April 2017 06:59 PM

Nearly 3 million foreign tourists visited Catalonia between January and March

The number of international tourists which visited Catalonia during the first trimester of 2017 grew by 4% in comparison to the same period last year, totaling 2,988,238. Thus,...

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