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Ryanair flights in Girona's airport (by ACN)

24 September 2010 01:09 AM

56 flights cancelled in Catalonia due to French strike

A strike against the possible rise in the age to receive pensions from 60 to 62 years old has caused the cancellation of 56 flights throughout Catalonia. Airports affected include Barcelona’s El Prat, Girona’s Costa Brava Airport and the Reus...
The photo exhibition in Gran Via avenue (by M. Fernández)

21 September 2010 11:26 PM

International Catalan Institute for Peace denounces a 5.9% increase in arms expenditure

The Institute denounced 2009’s record levels of arms expenditure in the world. The organisation is currently hosting a photographic exhibition on women in Israel and Palestine.
This summer has been one of the hottest in decades (by ACN)

21 September 2010 11:18 PM

Autumn weather welcomed after one of the hottest summers

The 27th of August had one of the highest recorded temperatures in history. Locals are welcoming cool autumn weather after the scorching summer heat.

20 September 2010 11:46 PM

Health alert triggered after French man contracts dengue fever in Europe

A tiger mosquito has transmitted the dengue fever in Europe for the first time. The insect transmitted the virus in the French city of Nice to a man who had never travelled into a dengue area. Officials claim that this is an “isolated case”...
The Catalan Institute for Water Reasearch (by I. Ramentol)

18 September 2010 12:10 AM

Water technology: Girona’s new plan to attract foreign investment

Girona’s Scientific and Technological Park is working to create relationships between businesses and research groups in the water technology field. Eight months ago, the park began an initiative to attract foreign investors to Girona.
Tourists in the Barcelona's Rambles (by A Moldes)

16 September 2010 11:23 PM

Barcelona is the city with the most robberies according to Tripadvisor

The travel website Tripadvisor recently ranked Barcelona as the number 1 city to be pickpocketed for the 2nd year in a row. The Catalan coastal region of the Costa Brava was ranked 7th on the list, although a mistake was made in the report...

16 September 2010 11:04 PM

Forest fires have burned 90% less surface than last summer

Summer of 2010 will be one of the best in terms of surface burned by fires. Forest fires only burned 351 hectares thanks to great efforts in prevention and extinction. Catalonia has a Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers. This year’s...

15 September 2010 11:57 PM

New university teachers will have to certify a minimum knowledge of Catalan

The Catalan Government has passed a decree that sets a minimum requirement for the Catalan language when hiring new university teachers. Visiting lecturers and current teachers are excluded. Universities will have flexibility in certifying the...
Catalan universities are adapting to the Bologna Process

14 September 2010 12:14 AM

230,000 Catalan university students will start the school year in the new European Higher Education Area

233,538 students in 954 programmes throughout Catalonia will begin the 2010/2011 school year in the new European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The EHEA is an objective of the Bologna Process to create a common and compatible university system...
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