• Taxi drivers demonstrated in Barcelona on Wednesday (by Josep Molina)

    Taxi drivers in Catalonia mobilize against Uber and Cabify

    The increasing number of licenses for “rental cars with chauffeur” caused strikes and demonstrations by hundreds of officially-licensed taxi drivers in several Catalan cities on Wednesday. According to representatives of the taxi transport sector, these licenses, also known as VTC, open a legal loophole for the unregulated activity of transport services through mobile apps like Uber or Cabify. In Barcelona almost a thousand taxi drivers marched through the city center to the Delegation of the Spanish Government, blocking traffic in the very heart of the Catalan capital, to demand a solution for the sector. Representatives of several taxi driver unions met with the Deputy Representative of the Spanish Government in Catalonia, Emilio Ablanedo, and asked him to communicate their demand for regulation of new mobile platforms to the Spanish Ministry of Public Works.

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Taxi drivers demonstrated in Barcelona on Wednesday (by Josep Molina)

27.04.17 - 13:02

Taxi drivers in Catalonia mobilize against Uber and Cabify

The increasing number of licenses for “rental cars with chauffeur” caused strikes and demonstrations by hundreds of officially-licensed taxi drivers in several Catalan cities on Wednesday. According to representatives of the taxi transport...
An American Airlines flight (by American Airlines)

11.04.17 - 12:40

Direct flight to Chicago to boost American Airlines passenger volume in Barcelona by 15%

American Airlines new direct link between Barcelona-El Prat airport and Chicago is expected to increase the airline's passengers in Catalonia by 15%. The new flight will operate from the 6th of May and will be offered alongside the current flights...
Spain's Minister for Finance, Cristóbal Montoro (by ACN)

04.04.17 - 17:49

Rajoy's promises to Catalonia absent from budget

Spain’s budget for 2017 allocates €1.14 billion to invest in Catalonia, €30 million less than last year. However, as a percentage, the figure represents 13.4% of the total, which is higher than in 2016, which saw only 10.7%...

Mediterranean Railway Corridor

27.03.17 - 18:00

The Mediterranean Railway Corridor, a key, long-awaited infrastructure

The so-called Mediterranean Railway Corridor, a long-awaited piece of infrastructure which is set to transport freight and passengers non-stop from Gibraltar to Central Europe along the Mediterranean coastline, is one of the most...

Outside Codorniu (by Codorniu)

26.04.17 - 18:10

Codorniu stops producing white label cava for foreign brands

The Catalan cava producer Codorniu announced that they will stop producing for foreign brands and will instead focus on their own Premium and Prestige products. The company explained that white label production (producing for third parties) is no...
Catalan Minister for Territory and Sustainability, Josep Rull, Spanish Minister for Public Works, Íñigo de la Serna and Catalan Minister for Business and Knolwedge, Jordi Baiget (by ACN)

10.04.17 - 17:14

Catalan Government urges Spain to set a clear timetable for the Mediterranean Railway Corridor

Catalan Minister for Territory and Sustainability, Josep Rull, and Catalan Minister for Business and Knowledge, Jordi Baiget, called for a “clear”and...

Job Centre in Barcelona (by ACN)

04.04.17 - 13:56

6,325 fewer unemployed registered in March in Catalonia

Unemployment in Catalonia fell by 10.7% in March in comparison to the same month last year, totaling 446,017 people. According to the Spanish Ministry of Employment and Social Security, 6,325 people left the unemployment lists last...

Ship at Tarragona's Port (by ACN)

21.03.17 - 18:19

Foreign investments in Catalonia in 2016 reach €4.8 billion

Foreign investment in Catalonia throughout 2016 totaled €4.8billion, 1.3% less than in 2015. Indeed, 2015 had set a historic record in terms of foreign investment, registering a 57.8% growth in comparison to the previous year. Despite this...

Robots at the Amazon warehouse in Castellbisbal, April, 26 2017 (By Àlex Recolons)

26.04.17 - 14:16

Amazon to add 800 jobs in Catalonia

The North American multinational Amazon has announced the hiring of 800 workers in order to incorporate their Amazon Robotics cutting edge technology at the logistic centers of Castellbisbal and Prat de Llobregat, just outside Barcelona. These 800...
Amazons' logistics centre at Castellbisbal, 30 kilometres from Barcelona (by ACN)

06.04.17 - 12:51

Amazon opening fourth logistics center in Catalonia

The North American giant Amazon will open a new logistics center in Martorelles, 20 kilometers north of Barcelona, aimed at serving the European market. The 30,000 m2 plant will become operational in the fall and will be...

Catalan Minister for Business and Knowledge, Jordi Baiget, shakes hands with Thunder Power's CEO Wellen Sham (by ACN)

31.03.17 - 12:08

Thunder Power to invest 80 MEUR in R&D center in Catalonia

Hong Kong-based multinational Thunder Power, which specializes in electric vehicles, is planning to open an R&D center in Catalonia. The center will become operational in 2018, involve an initial investment of €80 million, and create...

Virtual image of 'LEVEL', the new IAG's low-cost branch (by IAG)

17.03.17 - 18:30

IAG announces new low-cost transcontinental carrier in Barcelona

Barcelona’s El Prat airport will be connected with two US and two South American cities starting in June 2017 thanks to LEVEL, the new low-cost carrier of International Airlines Group (IAG). The company chose the Catalan capital to...

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