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The Catalan Education Minister, Irene Rigau, on Thursday in Barcelona (by P. Mateos)

20 March 2014 08:35 PM

Catalan Education Minister believes the Spanish Government's school reform can still be stopped

Irene Rigau, the Catalan Minister for Education, announced that Catalonia will participate in the working group created to analyse how to better implement the Spanish Government's Education Reform. Such a group was announced by the Spanish...

18 March 2014 07:46 PM

World’s smallest pacemaker implanted in 4 patients in Barcelona's Hospital Clínic

Barcelona’s Hospital Clínic has installed the ‘Micra’ 24mm pacemaker - equivalent to the size of a one euro coin -  in 4 patients as part of a clinical trial involving 10 medical centres and 60 patients troughout...

The Red Cross assisting a homeless person a few weeks ago (by ACN)

12 March 2014 08:20 PM

Opposition parties ask the Catalan Government for further efforts to fight poverty

The Catalan Parliament held on Wednesday a monographic session on poverty, which has increased over the past few years, spurred by the financial crisis. According to a report published by the Red Cross this week, there are 200,000 families in...

A protest in downtown Barcelona defending the Catalan school model, based on the linguistic immersion principle, a few months ago (by ACN)

05 March 2014 09:17 PM

Catalan Government forced to pay for private education in Spanish

The Spanish Ministry of Education has released the decree proposal stating that the Catalan Government has the obligation to provide alternatives to families who request their children to be taught in Spanish in public schools,...

The Ebro River passing through Tortosa, just before arriving at the Delta (by ACN)

04 March 2014 09:45 PM

Catalan Government to take Ebro Hydrologic Plan to Brussels as it endangers the Delta’s survival

The Catalan Executive announced it will take the Spanish Government’s Hydrologic Plan for the Ebro River (Plan Hidrológico del Ebro) to the European Commission, as it will damage the river’s delta, which is a unique...

A family picture of the organisation backing Barcelona's European Capital of Volunteering (by P. Solà)

03 March 2014 07:52 PM

Barcelona starts European Volunteering Capital term by announcing 30 events

On Monday, Barcelona launched its term as first European Volunteering Capital, which will feature more than 30 events spread throughout the year, combining activities created especially for the occasion and traditional celebrations. Among the...

Marc Marginedas hugging his sister at El Prat Airport (by El Periódico)

03 March 2014 07:16 PM

Journalist Marc Marginedas back in Barcelona after 6 months of captivity in Syria

On Sunday evening, almost 6 months after having been kidnapped in Syria, Marc Marginedas, El Periódico de Catalunya’s war correspondent, arrived at Barcelona El Prat Airport in a plane of the Spanish Air...

Catalan Oncologist Joan Massagué has shed light on the biological mechanisms used by cancer cells to metastasise in the brain.

28 February 2014 05:10 PM

Scientific study directed by Dr. Joan Massagué uncovers the mechanisms of brain metastasis

A scientific research conducted at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Centre in New-York, and directed by Catalan Oncologist Joan Massagué has shed light on the biological mechanisms used by cancer cells to metastasise in the brain. The study,...

FOCIR's website (by FOCIR / ACN)

27 February 2014 08:34 PM

Catalan Public Diplomacy Council promotes the projection of civil society organisations abroad

The Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (Diplocat) has launched its first call for applications for ‘Grants for the International Projection of Catalan Civil Society Organisations’, designed to cover the participation costs of...

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