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The patient Leonor Garrido and part of the medical team (by S. Sabaté)

30 January 2014 11:51 PM

Barcelona doctors can perform breast reconstruction in a single surgery

A surgical team of the Hospital de Bellvitge in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Greater Barcelona, has successfully reconstructed the breasts of 22 women suffering from cancer in one single surgery. This world pioneer medical...

The Catalan Minister for Social Affairs, Neus Munté, at Tuesday's press conference (by P. Mateos)

28 January 2014 07:21 PM

Catalan Government approves its first International Protection Plan for refugees

On Tuesday, the Catalan Government approved the International Protection Plan of Catalonia, which aims to protect people forced to leave their country for being persecuted. It is the first time Catalonia has its own legal instrument to face the...

The Catalan school system is based on the linguistic immersion principle (by G. Sánchez)

27 January 2014 09:14 PM

Supreme Court insists Spanish must be teaching language if requested by one pupil

In appeal, the Spanish Supreme Court has sided with the family who requested their son to be taught in Spanish in school, alongside Catalan. Despite the Constitution not advocating pupils had “the right to be taught in Spanish”, but...

Part of Grecat's incinerator, in Constantí (by R. Segura)

27 January 2014 08:28 PM

Catalan company applies for Syrian chemical weapon destruction contract without City Council approval

SITA Ibérica, a Catalan company located in Martorell, close to Barcelona, is one of the fourteen companies to have submitted a petition to destroy 500 tons of chemical weapons from Syria. But the submission was made without the prior...

The press conference announcing the agreement, with the Catalan Health Minister (centre) by P. Solà)

24 January 2014 07:47 PM

Catalan Oncology Institute will pay Roche drugs depending on clinical results

The Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) and Roche pharmaceutical company have signed an agreement stating that the Catalan public institute will pay for treatments against cancer depending on clinical results adapted to each specific patient....

The Vall d'Hebron Research Institute's website (by VHIR)

22 January 2014 08:02 PM

Antibiotics are unnecessary to treat acute bronchitis according to clinical trial

A clinical trial conducted in nine Catalan health care centres and published in the ‘British Medical Journal’ found that “in the case of mild respiratory infections such as acute bronchitis, there is a misuse...

A slide of the mSchools project (by Mobile World Capital)

20 January 2014 07:20 PM

6,000 Catalan pupils follow a specific course on mobile phone applications

Since it was named Mobile World Capital for a 7-year period in 2011, Barcelona has worked on becoming a world leader in the mobile phone industry. Since 2006, it is hosting the world’s main event of the sector, the Mobile...

Taking a walk along Mataró’s seaside (by ACN)

18 January 2014 04:19 PM

Foreign population in Catalonia decreases by 2.4% in 2013

There were 7,553,650 people living in Catalonia in January 2013, meaning 0.23% less than the same time last year, according to the Spanish Statistics Institute (INE). Out of this population, 1,158,472 people, which is to say 15.34 % came...

The Spanish Education Minister, José Ignacio Wert, on December 2013 (by R. Pi)

17 January 2014 03:32 PM

Spanish Government defends teaching a single history of Spain

The Spanish Education Minister, José Ignacio Wert, emphasised the need to have a common and single history of Spain taught in all the Autonomous Communities. With the Education Reform he is currently proposing, the history curriculum...

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