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242,070 Catalans now living abroad: a 9.31% increase on 2014 figures (by EBS)

18 March 2015 10:29 PM

242,070 Catalans now living abroad: a 9.31% increase on 2014 figures

The number of Catalans with Spanish nationality living abroad and registered with consulates rose by 9.31% between 1 January 2014 and 1 January 2015, according to data from the Spanish Statistics Institute (INE), which is a legally independent...

Catalonia is a multi-cultural society, with a long tradition of hosting newcomers (by ACN)

17 March 2015 08:48 PM

Cosmopolitan Catalonia: a long history of attracting newcomers from worldwide

Catalonia has a long history with immigration, welcoming foreigners from all over the world has left it with a cosmopolitan and multicultural nature. In more recent years, immigration has been well-documented by the Catalan Government and...

The two directors of 'Ciutat Morta': Xavier Artigas and Xapo Ortega (by P. Francesch)

17 March 2015 03:20 PM

Documentary accusing Barcelona local authorities of wrongdoing in police abuse case in 2006 sparks great controversy

The broadcast of a documentary entitled ‘Ciutat Morta’ (Dead City) has caused great controversy in Barcelona. The film narrates the events of the 4th of February 2006, when the eviction of a building ended with a...

13 March 2015 10:10 PM

Alleged Islamic State-affiliated cell identified in Spain; 6 arrests in Catalonia

On Friday, the Spanish Police Force arrested 8 people in an operation against Jihadist terrorism. Six of the arrests were carried out in Catalonia (in Figueres, Malgrat de Mar, Manlleu, Piera, l'Hospitalet de Llobregat and Terrassa), while the...

The event at the European Parliament (by A. Segura)

10 March 2015 09:37 PM

Francoism victims denounce in Brussels the impunity of the dictatorship’s crimes in Spain

The victims of Franco's regime have denounced before the European Parliament in Brussels crimes committed during the dictatorship and their impunity in Spain. They urged EU institutions to play “a more active and committed role” in...

"Do not hide the Catalan [language]" can be read in eastern Aragon (by ACN)

16 February 2015 08:59 PM

Manifesto in defence of Catalan language in Aragon after regional government eliminates last legal trace

The regional Government of Aragon, run by the People's Party (PP), has removed the last legal trace of the Catalan and Aragonese languages in the region. This action has provoked a civil and political movement in defence of both languages...

People donating blood in Manresa, central Catalonia, a few days ago (by E. Escolà)

14 February 2015 12:31 AM

Catalonia has 34 blood donors per thousand of population, almost double the European average

Every day in every hospital in the world blood is needed. The only way to get it is from donations, since blood cannot be created artificially. Each altruist action may serve to help three different patients. In Catalonia, for the system to...

Wild Iberian goats at Els Ports natural park, in southern Catalonia (by ACN)

13 February 2015 11:17 PM

Scabies infection threatens the last population of Iberian wild goats in Catalonia

Hunters and park rangers are currently working together to try to contain the outbreak of Scabies in the wild population of Iberian ibex in the mountainous area of Terra Alta, in the south of Catalonia. This is the last...

A caption from Terrence Malick's film 'To the wonder' (by Vertigo Films / ACN)

13 February 2015 09:47 PM

Married people are healthier than single people, UAB research project reveals

A university research project by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) has found that married people are healthier than single people. Researchers have proved that marriage has positive effects on the health of people aged 40 and over....

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