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Joan Antoni Baron, member of the Barcelona Provincial Council, responsible for Environment (by R. Correa)

06 October 2010 11:03 PM

Catalan mayors talk climate change in Brussels

137 municipalities from the Barcelona area have joined together to fight global warming, participating in the European Union Covenant of Mayors. Today they were in Brussels to share their experiences.
The research pole has been presented this Tuesday in the Faculty of Filology of the University of Girona (by Irene Ramentol)

05 October 2010 11:07 PM

5 universities develop transborder project to become newest competitive research pole

5 universities from both sides of the Pyrenees are working to become the newest competitive research and knowledge pole of Europe. The project will unite university teachers with graduate students to carry out investigations in the fields of...
Malika Ahmed Zadi (by ACN)

01 October 2010 11:49 PM

Algerian Malika Ahmed Zadi wins Ramon Llull International Prize

The Catalan award recognises people who fight for linguistic and social rights of minorities. Malika Ahmed Zadi is an activist for the Amazigh community in Algeria.
The Catalan prison of Lledoners (by ACN)

01 October 2010 11:13 PM

Iraqi prison staff attend course in Barcelona on human rights in the penitentiary system

The 3-week course designed for Iraqi penitentiary workers ended today. The course aimed to strengthen democracy within Iraqi prisons and included visits to prisons in Barcelona.
A caption of the website of the Museum of the Roma People in Catalonia

30 September 2010 11:26 PM

World’s first virtual museum of Roma people in Catalonia opens

The website is part of an integral plan agreed on between the Roma community’s representatives and the Catalan Government. The museum opens in a moment of debate in France about the Roma people’s integration, which has been brought to...

27 September 2010 10:54 PM

Catalan News Agency (CNA), a new tool for foreign correspondents

Foreign correspondents from all around the world attended the presentation of the CNA website in Madrid. The project aims to become 'a voice for Catalonia in the world', said ACN's director, Saül Gordillo.
A woman is vaccinated against swine flu (ACN)

27 September 2010 10:26 PM

Swine flu complications might be linked to gene failure

Scientists from the Vall d'Hebron Institute for Research in Barcelona find that patients are more likely to develop respiratory difficulties when there is a failure in the activation of immune response genes.
The Gambian Minister for Health (right) and the Catalan Minister for Health (next to him) (by ACN)

24 September 2010 01:24 AM

Gambian doctors and nurses can now train in Girona

This morning Catalan Minister for Health Marina Geli made a cooperation agreement with Gambian Minister for Health Aboubakarr Gaye.
Ryanair flights in Girona's airport (by ACN)

24 September 2010 01:09 AM

56 flights cancelled in Catalonia due to French strike

A strike against the possible rise in the age to receive pensions from 60 to 62 years old has caused the cancellation of 56 flights throughout Catalonia. Airports affected include Barcelona’s El Prat, Girona’s Costa Brava Airport and the Reus...
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