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Girona's Mayor, Carles Puigdemont (right), and other public officers holding solidarity messages with 'Charlie Hebdo' (by T. Tàpia)

08 January 2015 03:35 PM

Catalans support victims of Jihadist attack against ‘Charlie Hebdo’

On Wednesday evening, spontaneous demonstrations were organised in front of the French Consulate in Barcelona and in other places across Catalonia in solidarity with the victims and in condemnation of the Jihadist slaughter that killed 12...

The presentation of the report on Catalonia's scientific production (by ACN)

12 December 2014 09:12 PM

Scientific production in Catalonia endures despite a 19% reduction of research funds

In 2011 and 2012, funds for scientific research in Catalonia dropped from €277 million to €224 million, a 19% decrease, according to a study issued on Friday by the Catalan Association of Public Universities. Despite this drastic...

Recycling bins in Mollerussa, a town near Lleida, in western Catalonia (by ACN)

12 December 2014 08:51 PM

Catalan homes recycled 80% of cardboard, paper and plastic packaging in 2013

In 2013, 80.7% of cardboard, paper and plastic packaging used in Catalan households was recycled. This rate is 2 percentage points lower than that registered in 2012 due to people stealing waste from recycling containers, according to...

Food donated for the 2014 Gran Recapte (by P. Solà)

29 November 2014 01:50 PM

Supermarkets and charities work together against food waste in Catalonia

Catalan supermarkets and charities are working together to fight against the 1.18 million tonnes of food wasted each year in Catalonia. With 1.3 billion tonnes of food wasted each year worldwide, the issue of excess food is becoming...

A volunteer working on Friday at the 'Gran Recapte' (by P. Solà)

28 November 2014 11:56 PM

4,000 tonnes of food are expected to be collected in Catalonia this weekend for those in need

Early on Friday morning, the "Gran Recapte" ("The Great Collection") - a campaign to collect food donations in order to redistribute it to people in need – began across Catalonia, and will be underway until late on Saturday evening....

The Quatre Camins prison, in Greater Barcelona (by L. Vilaró)

17 November 2014 09:35 PM

Property developer and former FC Barcelona President, Josep Lluís Núñez, goes to jail for tax fraud

Josep Lluís Núñez Clemente – aged 83 – and his son – who had been Director of the family company – have been accused of bribing tax inspectors in the 1990s regarding their private business and have...

The Castor offshore platform, in front of Vinaró's coast, near Catalonia's Ebre Delta (by ACN)

14 November 2014 08:29 PM

Catalan Government takes Spain’s €1.35 billion bailout of the failed Castor Project to the Constitutional Court

On Friday, the Spanish Government approved the €1,350 million compensation to Escal UGS, the company behind the controversial Castor Project, a submarine facility built to store 1.3 billion tonnes worth of gas reserves off the Ebro Delta...

The Barcelona Supercomputing Centre's Mare Nostrum computer (by ACN)

27 October 2014 07:55 PM

Genetic alterations in cancer patients, identified by new computational method developed in Barcelona

A new computational method allows the detection, within just a few hours, of the genetic alterations responsible for the formation and progression of cancer tumours. This new method manages to accurately identify almost all types of genetic...

The Catalan Government had approved a measure to protect families in need from their household electricity and gas supply being cut off (by ACN)

23 October 2014 09:41 PM

Spanish Government bans Catalan decree that was to help families in need keep energy supply in winter

The Constitutional Court has accepted the Spanish Government's appeal against the Catalan Executive' decree from December 2013 with which families in need are protected from their household electricity and gas being cut off by energy supply...

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