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The Catalan Education Minister, Irene Rigau, on Friday (by E. Rosanas)

08 May 2015 10:17 PM

Supreme Court rules 25% of school subjects to be taught in Spanish, against Catalonia's own model

Spain's Supreme Court has once again ruled against the Catalan school model, following the individual appeals of a very small group of parents that wanted their children to be schooled in Spanish within Catalonia's public education system....

06 May 2015 11:55 PM

New attack on Catalan school model by Spanish Government: an appeal against next year’s enrolment

The Spanish Ministry of Education has filed an appeal to the Supreme Court of Catalonia (TSJC) to cancel the already-sent enrolment applications for the next school year in order to include the option of choosing Spanish as the language of...

A class tought at the UB's Philosophy Faculty (by E. Rosanas)

30 April 2015 08:58 PM

3 Catalan universities and 3 colleges among world's best, according to QS and Times rankings

The 2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject has ranked Barcelona’s Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) 22nd in the world in the field of Architecture and 35th in Civil and Structural Engineering....

The drug prescription fee was in place between June 2012 and January 2013 (by E. Rosanas)

29 April 2015 10:09 PM

Catalan Government starts refunding drug prescription fee after Constitutional Court ban

The fee that was temporarily charged on each drug prescription in Catalonia between June 2012 and January 2013 has started to be refunded by the Catalan Government, after the Constitutional Court definitively banned it in May 2014. The decision...

27 April 2015 10:06 PM

Sagrada Família hosts state funeral for Alps air tragedy, where 53 Catalan residents died

A memorial ceremony for the 150 victims of the Germanwings plane, 53 of whom were living in Catalonia, has taken place on Monday evening at Barcelona's Sagrada Família Basilica, the world famous church designed by the Catalan architect...

The French Alps mountain, where the Germanwings aircraft crashed (by G. Sánchez)

27 April 2015 04:16 PM

King to attend state funeral for Germanwings victims at Sagrada Família on Monday evening

A state funeral for the victims of the Germanwings plane that was intentionally crashed in the French Alps in March is to be held this Monday evening at 6pm (CET) at Barcelona's Sagrada Família basilica. The flight was going from...

Police and medical emergency services at the door of the Joan Fuster High School (by G. Sánchez)

20 April 2015 06:02 PM

Teenager kills teacher in Barcelona high school, armed with crossbow and knife

A 13-year old pupil has entered his classroom carrying a crossbow on Monday morning in Barcelona. The pupil first attacked his teacher and a student who happened to be the daughter of the teacher. Then, he fatally stabbed a substitute teacher...

The Nazi concentration camp of Ravensbrück, on Sunday, when a tribute to the victims was held (by L. Pous)

20 April 2015 04:50 PM

Catalan tribute to 70th anniversary of the liberation of Ravensbrück Nazi concentration camp

L'Amical de Ravensbrück association and the Catalan Government commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany on Sunday. The association of Catalan survivors of this Nazi camp and...

A PP Member of the Valencian Parliament protesting against a banner supporting the unity of Catalan language (by J. Soler)

10 April 2015 09:42 PM

PP splits Valencian society with its Identity Signs Law against Catalan language and scientific criteria

The People's Party (PP), which runs the Spanish Government and holds an absolute majority in the regional parliament of the Valencian Community (also called Valencian Country), has approved the Law on Identity Signs with votes from party...

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