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A political cartoon published in Catalonia in 1937 during the Civil War (by Twitter @janquim)

11 October 2012 12:03 AM

The Spanish Education Minister: “Our interest is to ‘Spanishise’ Catalan students”

José Ignacio Wert, the Education Minister, made this statement at the Spanish Parliament, while defending the recentralisation measures he is trying to implement. Wert’s words have provoked major outrage in Catalonia. The Catalan Government,...
Schools bags in one of Catalonia's primary schools (by O. Campuzano)

04 October 2012 12:30 AM

The Spanish Government proposes funding private schools using Spanish as teaching language in Catalonia

The Catalan Education Minister reminds her Spanish peer that such measures are not legal and do not correspond to the current legislation. The Spanish Education Minister, José Ignacio Wert, is considering giving public funds to privately-owned...
José Ignacio Wert, this summer in London (by L. Pous)

03 October 2012 12:19 PM

The Spanish Government links the support for independence with the Catalan school system

The Spanish Education Minister, José Ignacio Wert, continues to target the Catalan school system. He is trying to pass a recentralising education reform “to eliminate the 17 school systems” in place in each Autonomous Community. In addition,...
Barça President, Sandro Rosell, with Bill Gates, Chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (by FC Barcelona)

25 September 2012 09:21 PM

FC Barcelona’s President to meet with UNICEF, the Gates Foundation and the IDB in New York

Barça President, Sandro Rosell, will meet with representatives from three institutions and organisations that are currently working with the FC Barcelona Foundation: Interamerican Development Bank (IDB), UNICEF and the Bill & Melinda Gates...
Pupils starting school this week in Barcelona (by O. Campuzano)

15 September 2012 03:00 PM

The Spanish Government plans to reduce Catalonia’s say in defining school curriculum

Three days after the 1.5 million strong demonstration for Catalonia’s independence, partially fuelled by the Spanish nationalism’s recentralisation attempts and the lack of respect to Catalonia’s self-government, language and culture, the...
Josep Baselga attenting media in 2010 at the Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology (by VHIO)

05 September 2012 11:30 PM

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center appoints the Catalan Josep Baselga as its new Physician-in-Chief

The New York-based centre is considered the world’s best hospital in the fight against cancer. Dr. Baselga will direct a team of 834 doctors attending more than 123,000 patients per year. The Catalan doctor is currently Chief of the Division of...
Recycling bins in Catalonia (by ACN)

05 September 2012 11:27 PM

Catalonia recycled 78% of plastic and cardboard in 2011

Citizens in Catalonia recycled 78% of waste plastic and cardboard in 2011. A report by Ecoembes shows that in 2011 221,500 tonnes of waste packaging was recycled, although 28% of waste plastic and cardboard was not suitable for recycling. The...
Ivo Mueller at the CRESIB (by ISGlobal / ACN)

05 September 2012 11:23 PM

A Catalan-led study shows malaria determined the evolution of the human genome in the Asia Pacific

A team of researchers led by a researcher from the Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB) examined incidences of malaria in analyses involving 1,975 children between 0 and 14 years old in Papua New Guinea. The study found that...
The Smart City international meeting will be held on September 9th in Tarragona (by M. Cervelló)

04 September 2012 11:37 PM

New Smart City initiatives to be discussed by international experts in Tarragona

The Smart Cities Meeting Point will be held on September 9th and will welcome experts from across Europe. The event brings together professionals experienced in the area of city development who will put forward their visions for more efficient and...
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