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A street of Sant Sadurní d'Anoia (by J. Polinario)

17 May 2012 05:56 PM

Network of ‘anti-hearsay agents’ to end topics about immigrants

The Catalan town of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia aims to deploy agents to counterbalance prejudices and stereotypes concerning its foreign residents, with the aim to prevent conflicts and promote mutual understanding The foreign community represents...
An assembly on Plaça Catalunya, held on Monday afternoon (by G. Sánchez)

15 May 2012 01:55 AM

The ‘Spanish revolution’ returns with greater support and more organised demands

The 15-M Movement, also known as ‘The Indignados’, ‘The Outraged’, or ‘the Spanish Revolution’, which occupied squares throughout Spain in May and June 2011, celebrates its first anniversary. Last summer protesters abandoned the...
Some of the renovated Art-Nouveau pavillions, located next to the new hospital building (by Fundació Hospital de Sant Pau)

14 May 2012 11:16 PM

Barcelona opts to be the UN world organisation for water management’s permanent base

The Catalan capital proposes an Art Nouveau pavilion in the former Sant Pau Hospital, located near the Sagrada Familia, as the organisation’s headquarters. The former St Pau Hospital pavilions will host in a few months several international...
One of La Fageda's workers (by ACN)

11 May 2012 09:58 PM

Catalan cooperative La Fageda awarded for its social integration work

The BBVA bank rewards La Fageda with the 4th Integra Prize for offering quality employment for people with intellectual disabilities and mental disorders. Moreover, La Fageda carries out some care activities, like an occupational therapy service,...
Bags of human plasma (by European Commission)

07 May 2012 09:28 PM

A new smartphone free app to increase non-profit blood donations

The Federation of Blood Donors in Catalonia wants to reach the young population and to raise the number of donations. Besides, the Catalan pharmaceutical company Grifols asked for a change in the law in order to pay for giving blood. This measure...
During the last 6 years the number of ‘Escoles Bressol’ in Barcelona has increased from 40 to 95 (by ACN)

07 May 2012 08:59 PM

Barcelona’s kindergarten model challenged by budget cuts

Barcelona City Council is concerned about being able to maintain the current public kindergarten model taking into account the budget cuts announced by the Catalan Government to reduce public spending. While in 2011 the Government contributed...
Barcelona and L'Hospitalet courts, unified in the so-called 'City of Justice' (by P. Solà)

05 May 2012 12:14 AM

Barcelona sets up Spain’s first totally digitalised court

After a year of trials, Barcelona’s court of first instance number 37 will work only with computer files, eliminating the use of paper. The Catalan Government, in charge of managing the court’s offices in Catalonia, has developed an IT system...
Catalan Police controlling one of the highways accessing Barcelona (by B. Cazorla)

04 May 2012 09:35 PM

No violent protests this time as ECB meets in Barcelona

Despite initial fears of violent incidents the European Central Bank’s Governing Council meeting has been held peacefully. 8,000 police officers guarded the event by literally occupying the city. Besides, the ‘indignados’ movement...
The organisers made sure the protest was peaceful (by E. Rosanas)

04 May 2012 01:22 AM

Peaceful university student demonstration coinciding with the ECB meeting in Barcelona

Thousands of students protested in Barcelona against the reduction in the university budget and the increase in tuition fees. The demonstration was peaceful and was observed by the police, in order to prevent any possible incidents, since it...
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