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40,000 families have lost their homes in the last 3 years

11 September 2010 12:08 AM

40,000 Catalan families lose their homes in last 3 years

Economic crisis is hitting some families unmercifully. 40,000 families that could not pay back their mortgage have lost their homes, according to a study made by the General Workers’ Union (UGT) and a consumers association presented today. A...
Intransit's website

10 September 2010 11:16 PM

New newsletter with opinion articles from Catalan press in English

Several foundations from Catalan-speaking territories have launched a newsletter that will portray opinion articles published in the Catalan press but translated into English. The newsletter ‘Intransit’ will be thematic and issued every 3...
Anna Terrón (left) and Jaume Lanaspa

08 September 2010 11:21 PM

Main Catalan savings bank improves social cohesion in neighbourhoods with many immigrants

The Welfare Project of the La Caixa’s Foundation aims to foster social cohesion in neighbourhoods with a high concentration of immigrants in Barcelona, Tortosa and Salt. The project has specified 17 zones throughout Spain that it will work with...
Catalan Government will guarantee child nutrition pensions

07 September 2010 11:18 PM

The Catalan Government will guarantee pensions in couple separation cases from 2011

Some 1,300 families will soon have access to government pensions in cases of family separation if the pension is not paid by the part with this duty. The Catalan Government approved the funds today that will cover pensions and alimentary...
A kid entering a school in the Maresme county

07 September 2010 11:08 PM

Catalan students head back to school

Catalan students are back to the books, or in some cases, laptops. The 2010-2011 school year began this morning with over 1,200,000 students and 88,467 teachers back in the classroom.
People praying at the improvised Mosque at the old fire station in Sant Roc's neighbourhood

06 September 2010 11:23 PM

Celebrating Ramadan in unusual places

Muslims in Badalona celebrate Ramadan in the old fire station, offered by the City Hall to be used during the entire month. The decision has however carried some controversy by conservative parties.
A cook from a child care centre

06 September 2010 11:06 PM

40% of Catalans are overweight and 16.5% are obese

Data released by the Department of Health shows that 40% of Catalans are overweight and 16.5% are obese. Marina Geli, the Catalan Minister for Health, is optimistic about health in Catalonia, stating that people are “changing their tendencies”...
A facility of a Catalan hospital

03 September 2010 11:34 PM

Catalonia and Andorra develop health cooperation agreement

Catalonia and Andorra are working together to develop juridical framework for attending to patients in both territories. The agreement would allow the sharing of patient records and information so that Catalans and Andorrans may seek out medical...
The Catalan Minister for Justice, Montserrat Tura, at a recent press conference in the Catalan Parliament

02 September 2010 11:31 PM

Catalan Minister for Justice announces prostitution regulation plan to be ready in the next months

Montserrat Tura, Catalan Minister for Justice, has stated that several departments are working together on this plan. She stressed that the plan focuses more on brothel regulation rather than targeting specific people. Joan Boada, Catalan Deputy...
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