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The Catalan prison of Lledoners (by ACN)

01 October 2010 11:13 PM

Iraqi prison staff attend course in Barcelona on human rights in the penitentiary system

The 3-week course designed for Iraqi penitentiary workers ended today. The course aimed to strengthen democracy within Iraqi prisons and included visits to prisons in Barcelona.
A caption of the website of the Museum of the Roma People in Catalonia

30 September 2010 11:26 PM

World’s first virtual museum of Roma people in Catalonia opens

The website is part of an integral plan agreed on between the Roma community’s representatives and the Catalan Government. The museum opens in a moment of debate in France about the Roma people’s integration, which has been brought to...

27 September 2010 10:54 PM

Catalan News Agency (CNA), a new tool for foreign correspondents

Foreign correspondents from all around the world attended the presentation of the CNA website in Madrid. The project aims to become 'a voice for Catalonia in the world', said ACN's director, Saül Gordillo.
A woman is vaccinated against swine flu (ACN)

27 September 2010 10:26 PM

Swine flu complications might be linked to gene failure

Scientists from the Vall d'Hebron Institute for Research in Barcelona find that patients are more likely to develop respiratory difficulties when there is a failure in the activation of immune response genes.
The Gambian Minister for Health (right) and the Catalan Minister for Health (next to him) (by ACN)

24 September 2010 01:24 AM

Gambian doctors and nurses can now train in Girona

This morning Catalan Minister for Health Marina Geli made a cooperation agreement with Gambian Minister for Health Aboubakarr Gaye.
Ryanair flights in Girona's airport (by ACN)

24 September 2010 01:09 AM

56 flights cancelled in Catalonia due to French strike

A strike against the possible rise in the age to receive pensions from 60 to 62 years old has caused the cancellation of 56 flights throughout Catalonia. Airports affected include Barcelona’s El Prat, Girona’s Costa Brava Airport and the Reus...
The photo exhibition in Gran Via avenue (by M. Fernández)

21 September 2010 11:26 PM

International Catalan Institute for Peace denounces a 5.9% increase in arms expenditure

The Institute denounced 2009’s record levels of arms expenditure in the world. The organisation is currently hosting a photographic exhibition on women in Israel and Palestine.
This summer has been one of the hottest in decades (by ACN)

21 September 2010 11:18 PM

Autumn weather welcomed after one of the hottest summers

The 27th of August had one of the highest recorded temperatures in history. Locals are welcoming cool autumn weather after the scorching summer heat.

20 September 2010 11:46 PM

Health alert triggered after French man contracts dengue fever in Europe

A tiger mosquito has transmitted the dengue fever in Europe for the first time. The insect transmitted the virus in the French city of Nice to a man who had never travelled into a dengue area. Officials claim that this is an “isolated case”...
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