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The Catalan Minister for Justice, Montserrat Tura, at a recent press conference in the Catalan Parliament

02 September 2010 11:31 PM

Catalan Minister for Justice announces prostitution regulation plan to be ready in the next months

Montserrat Tura, Catalan Minister for Justice, has stated that several departments are working together on this plan. She stressed that the plan focuses more on brothel regulation rather than targeting specific people. Joan Boada, Catalan Deputy...
The Russian citizen detained, Konstantin Mrykhin

02 September 2010 11:12 PM

Russian nightclub director responsible for the death of 156 people detained in Barcelona

Spanish police detained the Russian man responsible for the death of 156 people last year in a nightclub in Perm, Russia. The man set off fireworks inside the nightclub, resulting in the deadly fire.
An office of the Catalan Employment Service

01 September 2010 11:12 PM

Half of unemployed receive training

According to data from the Catalan Ministry of Employment, the number of unemployed people receiving additional job training education is 49.6%, exceeding the European average by 16.3%. Among young people, many are dropping out of the courses to...
The Catalan Minister for Innovation, Universities, and Businesses, Josep Huguet

31 August 2010 02:18 PM

Obligating university professors to prove level of Catalan, a measure of “equilibrium”

Josep Huguet, the Catalan Minister for Innovation, Universities, and Businesses, said that the Catalan Government is preparing a decree-law that obligates university professors to prove their level of Catalan. Huguet argues that this is a measure...
A classroom in the Escola Intermunicipal del Penedès High-School

30 August 2010 11:20 PM

100,000 Catalan pupils will begin school with laptops and digital books

The future is here. Digitalisation in school classrooms is now a reality. This summer, a large step has been taken in order to provide Catalan high-school students with laptops and digital books. Catalan Minister for Education Ernest Maragall says...
The first baby born in Catalonia in 2010, a girl called Graciela, with her entire family

25 August 2010 10:49 PM

30% of newborns in Catalonia have mothers of a foreign nationality

The Programme for Maternity Health’s birth registry has published data that shows that 30% of newborns in Catalonia have a mother with a foreign nationality. Also, 52% of teen births between 14 and 17 years old were of mothers from a foreign...

24 August 2010 12:16 PM

The 2 Catalans kidnapped by Al-Qaeda are back to Barcelona

The longest kidnapping by Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb and the Sahel has now ended after 268 days. The 2 men arrived last night at Barcelona from Burkina Faso, where they took a plane after a long journey by car and helicopter across Mali, where they...
An empty classroom during summer holidays

23 August 2010 09:51 PM

Catalonia, the European territory that invests the least in education

According to date from the General Workers’ Union, Catalonia invested only 3.6% of its GDP to education in 2007, putting the territory behind less developed countries such as Romania and Bulgaria. Also, the number of Catalan students dropping...

19 August 2010 10:36 PM

Fishing poachers are put in check in the nature reserves of Costa Brava

Catalan rural agents patrol the Costa Brava shore to prevent illegal fishing and protect wildlife and natural spaces. They are patrolling with boats as well as with a helicopter.
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