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

03 October 2014 09:25 PM

Taxpayers foot the bill for Madrid and EU’s mistakes, paying €1.3billion to bail out failed Castor Project off Ebro Delta coast

The Spanish Government plans to compensate €1.35 billion to the companies behind the failed Castor project, the off-shore gas storage facility built off the coast of Vinaròs, a Valencian town near the Catalan border. The company...

Some of the MPs who have voted for the new law against homophobia with representatives from the LGBT organisations (by R. Garrido)

02 October 2014 10:04 PM

Catalan Parliament approves one of the world’s most pioneering laws against homophobia

A sweeping majority of the Catalan Parliament has approved a new law recognising the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual people and persecuting homophobia and transphobia. The new law includes fines for homophobic behaviour at the...

Air pollution in Barcelona (by ACN)

25 September 2014 09:38 PM

Catalonia to fight climate change by reducing public transportation prices on polluted days

40 municipalities in Barcelona's Metropolitan Area, are to half the price of public transport during incidents of high air pollution. This is part of a Catalan Government plan for the improvement of air quality with the goal to fight climate...

Ana Sofía Cardenal, Professor at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) in the MediaTIC building (by Rebecca Lock)

18 September 2014 06:30 PM

The Internet has strengthened the Catalan independence movement

"Without a doubt the independence movement would never have been so successful without Web 2.0 technologies" says Scottish academic Kathryn Crameri. In the last few years support for independence in Catalonia has grown considerably, with around...

Officers from the Barcelona Local Police and the City Council looking for illegal tourist flats (by ACN)

28 August 2014 05:57 PM

Barcelona City Council starts to shut down illegal holiday rental flats

Barcelona has become one of the main European tourist destinations and, probably, the hottest low-cost tourism hub. It attracts millions of foreigners each year, many of whom show up in the city mainly for the beach and partying. The...

Old people with Alzheimer's attending the Fundació Alzheimer Centre Educacional in Barcelona (by ACN)

14 August 2014 08:42 PM

The age of ageing: Barcelona’s growing elderly population

Like many major European cities, Barcelona is ageing fast. In the years ahead the city must grapple with many of the problems associated with an increasingly top heavy demographic: as the over-65 population burgeons, health and social services...

Afra Blanco presenting the UGT report on Thursday (by L. Roma)

07 August 2014 09:02 PM

There are 55,319 young Catalans living abroad, an increase of 55.62% in 5 years

The number of Catalans between 15 and 34 who go abroad in search of a "decent" job has increased by 9.24% in the last year, meaning the number of young people living outside Catalonia has increased from 50,640 in 2013, to 55,319 this year,...

Catalan romani people travelled to Auschwitz to participate in a hommage for the Nazi victims of their community (by Veus Gitanes)

06 August 2014 06:50 PM

Catalan gypsies pay tribute to Auschwitz's Romani victims on the 70th anniversary of the genocide

Sixty Catalans travelled to Poland to honour the victims of the Romani genocide in Auschwitz concentration camp which coincides with the 70th anniversary of the horrific crime. The delegation consisted of members of the Federation of...

Catalan Police officers patrolling within Barcelona metro network (by O. Campuzano)

04 August 2014 08:20 PM

Pickpocket theft on Barcelona's metro down by 34% since 2011 as police initiative succeeds

Xarxa, an initiative launched by Barcelona's City Council and the Catalan Government in July 2011 to combat petty theft on Barcelona's metro, has managed to reduce criminal activity by 34% in 3 years. Between June 2013 and June 2014, 17,156...

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