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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,...
Appartment block in Barcelona's Meridiana Avenue (by ACN)

18 January 2017 06:44 PM

Barcelona has the highest rents in Spain

The annual report from real estate agency ‘Fotocasa’ revealed that in 2016 Barcelona topped the ranking of rent prices in the whole of Spain. The high levels of tourism and the rotation of those professionals who work for...

Students of the High School Lluís Vives in Barcelona doing a test (by ACN)

20 December 2016 06:48 PM

Spain announces a “national Erasmus” to “foster territorial cohesion”

The Spanish Minister for Health, Social Services and Equality, Dolors Montserrat, proposed this Tuesday during her appearance before the Commission of Health of the Spanish Parliament the creation of “Erasmus scholarships at a national...

Catalan astronomer, Guillem Anglada-Escudé, at his office during an interview with CNA (by ACN)

19 December 2016 06:20 PM

'Nature' includes Catalan astronomer Guillem Anglada-Escudé amongst 10 best scientists of 2016

‘Nature’s 10’, the annual list which distinguishes the year’s best scientists according to the journal, has included Catalan astronomer, Guillem Anglada-Escudé amongst its names. The researcher at Queen Mary...

Two women working in a laboratory in Catalonia (by ACN)

14 December 2016 06:57 PM

Catalan projects receive 42% of European Research Council grants to Spain

42% of the grants the European Research Council (ERC) gave on Wednesday to researchers in Spain will benefit Catalan academics. Specifically, ten of the 24 scholarship holders are working in Catalonia: three belong to the Pompeu Fabra...

Leader of the IRB ‘Cancer and Stem cells’ team, Salvador Aznar Benitah and researcher Gloria Pascual, at their laboratory in Barcelona (by ACN)

08 December 2016 06:52 PM

Catalan scientists discover that saturated fat fuels the spread of cancer

A group of scientists from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) at the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology have identified a population of oral tumour cells which may feast on fats to spread throughout the body...

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