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A new device will help drivers to find free parking spaces in busy cities such as Barcelona

07 July 2010 09:28 PM

New parking gadget to find available spaces in the works

A group of investigators at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) have created a device that sends information about the nearest available parking space through the Internet.
The group of students from the University of Girona who placed first in the European Robotic Submarine Competition.

07 July 2010 03:47 PM

A group at the University of Girona wins the European competition of robotic submarines

A student group at the University of Girona has placed first in a European wide competition of robotic submarines. The robotic submarine they built has various capacities, including being able to pass through doors and follow walls.
The public institution Biocat for research in biotechnology, iin an international event in Chicago

06 July 2010 11:40 PM

Catalonia a leader in Research and Development programmes

Six out of every ten European scholarships for R+D programmes assigned to the Spanish state are allocated in Catalonia, who leads investigation in the field.
The AP-7 highway in the Northern Barcelona Metropolitan Area

06 July 2010 01:03 AM

Greater security in highway rest areas around Barcelona

This summer, cameras and patrolling guards will be emplaced in rest areas of the Barcelona metropolitan region?s highways to prevent robberies.
Catalan Minister fro Education, Ernest Maragall and Francophone Community's Minister for Education, Marie-Dominique Simonet sign

03 July 2010 12:30 AM

Belgium?s Francophone community signs a vocational education agreement with Catalonia

Catalonia has begun an initiative with Belgium?s Francophone part to make studying abroad applied technologies easier. The agreement is similar to that of Erasmus, and is designed to aid in student?s vocational education and training.
The Director of Memorial Democràtic, Miquel Caminal, during his conference at the LSE

02 July 2010 08:47 PM

Catalan Historic Memory policy is "exemplary", says historian Paul Preston

The Catalan Observatory of the London School of Economics hosts a joint conference with the Memorial Democràtic de Catalunya (Democracy Fighters? Memorial) about the victims of the civil war and the Franco dictatorship.
The Consul of Ecuador, Freddy Arellano Ruiz, after the service

01 July 2010 02:57 PM

Hundreds say last goodbye to the 12 victims hit by train

Hundreds of people have gathered for the funeral of the 12 victims of the train accident in Castelldefels in a service that has become a massive tribute to interculturality.
Catalan Minister for Culture and Media, Joan Manuel Tresserras, today at the Catalan Parliament

01 July 2010 01:36 AM

Catalan Government gives free newspaper subscriptions to 18-year-olds

The initiative aims to promote daily news reading and citizen?s knowledge for future generations. Teenagers can subscribe to the newspaper of their choice for an entire year. The free subscription program has increased by 25% in its third year,...
Catalan Parliament today, during the Government's control session

01 July 2010 12:44 AM

Catalan Parliament unanimously decides to integrate 60,000 people who were excluded from the health system

A new law has just been approved that would give 60,000 people access to health care that previously did not have it. The majority of these individuals are liberal professionals who do not pay social security, members of religious groups, and...
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