• One of 'Jet2' planes at Reus airport (by ACN)

    Jet2 launches two new routes between Reus and the UK

    The British airline Jet2 launched a new connection this Friday between Reus Airport, located about 100 kilometers from Barcelona, and London-Stansted. In addition, starting Saturday Birmingham will be added to their routes from Reus. The new connection with London-Stansted will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays whereas the flights between Reus and Birmingham will be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. They will offer 228,000 seats and expect to grow by 65% in comparison with last summer. Jet2 already offers seven routes from Reus to Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, East Midlands, and Newcastle and will offer 30 weekly flights, 10 more than last year.

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The President of the Parliament of Catalonia, Ernest Benach, and the Nobel Prize winner for Economics 2004, Finn Erling Kydland

15.06.10 - 20:56

Nobel Prize winner for Economics "not surprised if Catalonia becomes independent"

Finn Erling Kydland says new political status would generate financial confidence and attract investment
Photo of Banc Sabadell's last talks to absorb Banco Guipuzcoano

11.06.10 - 23:47

Banc Sabadell's last talks to absorb Banco Guipuzcoano

The first Catalan private bank is coming to an agreement to merge with Banco Guipuzcoano, from the Basque Country. Banc Sabadell would absorb the Basque bank through an exchange of actions. If the merging comes to an end, it will be the first...
Catalan President Jose Montilla visiting the airport

05.06.10 - 07:33

The Pyrenees-La Seu d'Urgell airport reopens after 16 years

The Catalan Government wants to reach an agreement with Andorra for future development of the project. Only small-sized planes can currently land. However, with a further investment, medium-sized planes could operate out of the Catalan Pyrenees.
The service sector has recovered the most in May. PHOTO: CNA File

03.06.10 - 13:36

Unemployment in Catalonia drops by 3.19% in May

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Photo of Caixa Laietana to merge with Caja Madrid, Bancaja and four others

15.06.10 - 16:25

Caixa Laietana to merge with Caja Madrid, Bancaja and four others

The Catalan savings bank Caixa Laietana has finally decided to participate in the merger led by Caja Madrid. This merger would allow all the savings banks to keep their names as separate brands.
The financial director of Grifols, Alfredo Arroyo

11.06.10 - 04:08

Catalan healthcare company to acquire US firm Talecris

The 3.4 billion dollar purchase of Talecris Biotherapeutics will allow Grifols to occupy third spot in the US. Grifols already leads the production in Europe. While the operation will generate millions of euros, it is expected to raise Grifols?...
Josep Huguet has made a positive balance of the diagnosis

04.06.10 - 16:09

The OECD examines the R&D model in Catalonia

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The demonstration in front of the Generalitat organized by the main public trade unions.

02.06.10 - 03:27

Catalan government raises income tax of higher earners

In 2011, people earning more than ?120,000 will see an increase of 2 points and those with wages higher than ?175,000 will see an increase of 4 points. This measure is part of a plan to reduce public deficit.
Photo of Prices raise 3 decimals in May in Catalonia and set the annual inflation at 2%

11.06.10 - 23:57

Prices raise 3 decimals in May in Catalonia and set the annual inflation at 2%

According to the Spanish statistics institute, annual inflation in Spain is fixed at 1.8% and prices have risen in May in the same proportion than in Catalonia, 3 decimals. The subjacent inflation in Spain has abandoned its negative sign and is...
Minister of Economy, Antoni Castells, at Parliament

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Catalan Parliament gives go-ahead for wage cuts in public sector

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Photo of Catalan Euro MP asks the EU to intervene in Spanish infrastructure policies

03.06.10 - 20:41

Catalan Euro MP asks the EU to intervene in Spanish infrastructure policies

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Manel Serra, the president of Caixa Girona

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Caixa Girona to merge with La Caixa

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