The Association of Regional Legislative Assemblies of the EU asks to participate in the drafting of European directives

September 19, 2011 10:12 PM | CNA

The Conference of the Regional Legislative Assemblies of the European Union (CALRE) has met in Barcelona to discuss their interaction with the European Commission. The association of regional parliaments with legislative powers, such as those in Catalonia, Scotland, North Rhine-Westphalia or Flanders, has asked to participate in the drafting process of European directives.

Girona airport goes East with direct flights to Moscow, Belgrade, Warsaw, Gdansk and Katowice

May 10, 2011 01:43 PM | CNA / Tania Tapia

Tourists from Eastern Europe will increase their presence in Catalonia this summer season, according to experts in the sector. Girona is now linked with 60 destinations while at the same Ryanair is reducing its flights from the airport and in a dispute with the Catalan Government over subsidies. Spanair will operate Ryanair’s flight to Madrid if no other airline does it.

Tariq Ramadan: “Europe does not care about democracy in the Arab countries but rather its geo-strategic interests”

February 28, 2011 11:23 PM | CNA / Maria Fernández Noguera / Ignacio Portela Giráldez

The Islamic intellectual, Tariq Ramadan was interviewed by CNA. “We are afraid of the arrival of immigrants, but the best thing to do is develop the countries of origin”. The grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder criticised Europe’s lack of commitment with the democratization of the Muslim world as revolts go on and racism grows in countries like Switzerland and Spain.