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Taking a walk along Mataró’s seaside (by ACN)

18 January 2014 04:19 PM

Foreign population in Catalonia decreases by 2.4% in 2013

There were 7,553,650 people living in Catalonia in January 2013, meaning 0.23% less than the same time last year, according to the Spanish Statistics Institute (INE). Out of this population, 1,158,472 people, which is to say 15.34 % came...

The Spanish Education Minister, José Ignacio Wert, on December 2013 (by R. Pi)

17 January 2014 03:32 PM

Spanish Government defends teaching a single history of Spain

The Spanish Education Minister, José Ignacio Wert, emphasised the need to have a common and single history of Spain taught in all the Autonomous Communities. With the Education Reform he is currently proposing, the history curriculum...

Barcelona's Park of Biomedical Research building, where the CMRB is located (by ACN)

16 January 2014 07:28 PM

Change in Barcelona’s Centre for Regenerative Medicine due to need for direct management, say authorities

Referring to yesterday’s announcement, Carles Constante, the Director General for Regulation, Planning and Health Resources at the Catalan Ministry of Health, said that the Director of Barcelona’s Centre for Regenerative Medicine...

Juan Carlos Izpisúa (right) next to the former Catalan President, Pasqual Maragall (by ACN)

15 January 2014 07:21 PM

Budget cuts hit Barcelona’s Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Izpisúa resigns

The Director of Barcelona’s Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CMRB), world-famous scientist Juan Carlos Izpisúa, resigned due to the lack of financial and political support from both Spanish and Catalan Governments. Such news was...

Bottles of virgin olive oil fron Catalonia (By ACN)

11 January 2014 04:46 PM

Mediterranean diet reduces by 40% the risk of having diabetes

People who follow a Mediterranean diet enriched with extra virgin olive oil will reduce by 40% the risk of having diabetes, and by 18% if the diet is enriched with nuts. This is one of the main conclusions of a scientific study conducted by 18...
Les Corts market in Barcelona (by N. Julià)

27 December 2013 07:37 PM

Catalonia ranked fourth in Spain with GDP per capita of €26,412

Catalonia has confirmed its fourth place in the Autonomous Community rankings of GDP per capita, according to figures released by the Spanish Institute of Statistics (INE). This data from 2012 reveals that the Basque Country...

The Ictineu 3 had its first navigation test this week (by S. Sabaté)

20 December 2013 07:50 PM

First dive for Catalan submarine ICTINEU 3 built through crowd-funding

ICTINEU 3, a scientific submersible designed and build in Catalonia, has entered the water for the very first time in a test dive near Barcelona. For over ten years, particular donations have helped construct this submarine that will be...

Mercè Boada will direct the study (by M. Belmez)

13 December 2013 07:11 PM

Grífols and ACE Foundation to test an Alzheimer’s vaccine in January 2014

The Catalan pharmaceutical company Grífols and Barcelona’s Alzheimer Treatment&Research Center of Fundació ACE – a family charity – have announced that they will run tests of a vaccine against this...

Javier Espinosa (left) and Ricard Garcia (right) have been kidnapped in Syria (by El Mundo / ACN)

10 December 2013 03:11 PM

Another Catalan journalist is kidnapped in Syria

Freelance photojournalist Ricard Garcia has been kidnapped in the Syrian province of Raqqa together with El Mundo reporter Javier Espinosa by a group related to Al-Qaeda. On the 4th September, the Catalan Marc Marginedas,...

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