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The Catalan Minister for Innovation, Universities, and Businesses, Josep Huguet

31 August 2010 02:18 PM

Obligating university professors to prove level of Catalan, a measure of “equilibrium”

Josep Huguet, the Catalan Minister for Innovation, Universities, and Businesses, said that the Catalan Government is preparing a decree-law that obligates university professors to prove their level of Catalan. Huguet argues that this is a measure...
A classroom in the Escola Intermunicipal del Penedès High-School

30 August 2010 11:20 PM

100,000 Catalan pupils will begin school with laptops and digital books

The future is here. Digitalisation in school classrooms is now a reality. This summer, a large step has been taken in order to provide Catalan high-school students with laptops and digital books. Catalan Minister for Education Ernest Maragall says...
The first baby born in Catalonia in 2010, a girl called Graciela, with her entire family

25 August 2010 10:49 PM

30% of newborns in Catalonia have mothers of a foreign nationality

The Programme for Maternity Health’s birth registry has published data that shows that 30% of newborns in Catalonia have a mother with a foreign nationality. Also, 52% of teen births between 14 and 17 years old were of mothers from a foreign...

24 August 2010 12:16 PM

The 2 Catalans kidnapped by Al-Qaeda are back to Barcelona

The longest kidnapping by Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb and the Sahel has now ended after 268 days. The 2 men arrived last night at Barcelona from Burkina Faso, where they took a plane after a long journey by car and helicopter across Mali, where they...
An empty classroom during summer holidays

23 August 2010 09:51 PM

Catalonia, the European territory that invests the least in education

According to date from the General Workers’ Union, Catalonia invested only 3.6% of its GDP to education in 2007, putting the territory behind less developed countries such as Romania and Bulgaria. Also, the number of Catalan students dropping...

19 August 2010 10:36 PM

Fishing poachers are put in check in the nature reserves of Costa Brava

Catalan rural agents patrol the Costa Brava shore to prevent illegal fishing and protect wildlife and natural spaces. They are patrolling with boats as well as with a helicopter.
Children participating in summer workshops at the Sant Martí Centre Obert and Espai Familiar

19 August 2010 09:42 PM

Barcelona allocates 6.8 million to families at risk of social exclusion

The Barcelona City Hall has invested 6.8 million euros to the development of social centres that will attend to families with a high risk for social exclusion. The Centre Obert of Sant Martí is an example of the success of social centres.
The Rubina beach, in Castelló d'Empúries, where the French man was hit by a lightning

13 August 2010 09:23 PM

French man hospitalised after being hit by lightning

Local emergency services initially treated the victim on the beach in Castelló d'Empúries, in northern Catalonia, before sending him to the hospital by ambulance.
A picture portraying Lluís Companys, the Catalan President busted by the Gestapo and murdered by Franco's regime

12 August 2010 09:03 PM

Tribute in France to Catalan president arrested by Nazis and killed by Franco after the Civil War

A commemorative plaque is to honour Lluís Companys in the French town of La Baule in Brittany, where he was arrested on 13 August 1940, exactly 70 years ago.
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