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Poblet Monastery covered by snow (by R. Segura)

04 February 2015 09:03 PM

Snow covers most of Catalonia, causing minor inconveniences

Some roads have been blocked for a few hours and thousands of children had their schools shut down for the day. These have been the main effects of a small snowstorm that covered most of Catalonia during Wednesday morning. Catalonia has a wide...

The current FC Barcelona's President, Josep Maria Bartomeu, a few months ago in Barcelona (by p. Solà)

03 February 2015 09:48 PM

FC Barcelona and its President are indicted for alleged fiscal fraud regarding Neymar’s signing

Spain’s National Court, a Madrid-based high court in charge of investigating and ruling on transnational felonies, announced on Tuesday the indictment of FC Barcelona – as a legal person – and its President, Josep Maria...

Many citizens outraged about the Castor project in 2015 (by A. Mayor)

23 January 2015 05:45 PM

Taxpayers outrage at €1.35 billion bailout of failed Castor Project on Ebro Delta coast

Indignation at the Castor Project has increased due to the €1.35 billion payment issued by the Spanish Government to Escal UGS, the company behind the controversial offshore gas platform. The amount will be charged through gas bills to...

A citizen participation point set up through an AOC programme last spring in Avià, in Central Catalonia (by L. Busquets)

21 January 2015 12:58 AM

First Digital Government Congress promotes a public administration “closer” to citizens

The 1st Digital Government Congress organised by the Catalan Government and the Open Administration of Catalonia consortium (AOC) will take place on Wednesday and Thursday at the Palau de Congressos de Fira de Barcelona. The main aim of this...

Girona's Mayor, Carles Puigdemont (right), and other public officers holding solidarity messages with 'Charlie Hebdo' (by T. Tàpia)

08 January 2015 03:35 PM

Catalans support victims of Jihadist attack against ‘Charlie Hebdo’

On Wednesday evening, spontaneous demonstrations were organised in front of the French Consulate in Barcelona and in other places across Catalonia in solidarity with the victims and in condemnation of the Jihadist slaughter that killed 12...

The presentation of the report on Catalonia's scientific production (by ACN)

12 December 2014 09:12 PM

Scientific production in Catalonia endures despite a 19% reduction of research funds

In 2011 and 2012, funds for scientific research in Catalonia dropped from €277 million to €224 million, a 19% decrease, according to a study issued on Friday by the Catalan Association of Public Universities. Despite this drastic...

Recycling bins in Mollerussa, a town near Lleida, in western Catalonia (by ACN)

12 December 2014 08:51 PM

Catalan homes recycled 80% of cardboard, paper and plastic packaging in 2013

In 2013, 80.7% of cardboard, paper and plastic packaging used in Catalan households was recycled. This rate is 2 percentage points lower than that registered in 2012 due to people stealing waste from recycling containers, according to...

Food donated for the 2014 Gran Recapte (by P. Solà)

29 November 2014 01:50 PM

Supermarkets and charities work together against food waste in Catalonia

Catalan supermarkets and charities are working together to fight against the 1.18 million tonnes of food wasted each year in Catalonia. With 1.3 billion tonnes of food wasted each year worldwide, the issue of excess food is becoming...

A volunteer working on Friday at the 'Gran Recapte' (by P. Solà)

28 November 2014 11:56 PM

4,000 tonnes of food are expected to be collected in Catalonia this weekend for those in need

Early on Friday morning, the "Gran Recapte" ("The Great Collection") - a campaign to collect food donations in order to redistribute it to people in need – began across Catalonia, and will be underway until late on Saturday evening....

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