• ICO's oncologist, Doctor Joaquim Bosch (by ACN)

    Catalans abroad get access to health services in Catalonia

    Catalans living abroad will have access to medical care through a new medical card whenever they travel home. Such was the agreement reached this Monday between Catalonia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Raül Romeva, the Health Department, the Department for Labour and Social Affairs, and the Department for Culture. This new medical card will be valid for two months and could be extended with proper justification. Those eligible for the card must apply for it and then activate it while in Catalonia, either by calling 061 or going to their corresponding health clinic. The agreement will also allow Catalans living abroad to access services related to the culture and youth services. Catalonia’s Minister for Health, Toni Comín, explained that this agreement covers what the law for universal access to health care will guarantee once it is passed by the Parliament.

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ICO's oncologist, Doctor Joaquim Bosch (by ACN)

20.03.17 - 20:11

Catalans abroad get access to health services in Catalonia

Catalans living abroad will have access to medical care through a new medical card whenever they travel home. Such was the agreement reached this Monday between Catalonia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Raül Romeva, the Health...

Two women working in a laboratory in Catalonia (by ACN)

07.03.17 - 18:29

Catalonia continues to lead Spain in patent applications, accounting for 35%

35% of the total patent applications in Spain in 2016 were submitted in Catalonia, totalling 547. This figure is 5.5% higher than that registered in 2015, according to the last European Patent Office (EPO) report. Madrid ranked second with...

Former Duke of Mallorca and Spain's King brother-in-law, Iñaki Urdangarín, and his business partner Diego Torres during 'Nóos Case' trial (by ACN)

23.02.17 - 13:26

Spanish king brother-in-law avoids prison

Former Duke of Mallorca and the Spanish King’s brother-in-law, Iñaki Urdangarín, won’t go to prison for perversion of justice, fraud and money laundering. Less than a week after being sentenced to six years, this...

Researchers at IsriCaixa Lab (by ACN)

17.02.17 - 16:54

Catalan researchers isolate and control AIDS virus for the first time

A clinical trial of a vaccine has proved, for the first time ever, that the immune system of those infected with AIDS can be re-educated in order to control the virus for long periods of time and without taking anti-retroviral drugs. In...

Barcelona's Deputy Mayor, Jaume Collboni, together with other members of the local government, announcing that Barcelona drops bid to host 2026 Winter Olympics (by ACN)

16.03.17 - 18:43

Barcelona drops bid to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Barcelona – The Pyrenees-based candidacy to host the 2026 Winter Olympics has been rescinded by its own promoters. According to Barcelona’s deputy mayor, Jordi Collboni, the decision responded “to the current social and...

Fèlix Millet and Jordi Montull, former directors of 'Palau de la Música' concert hall in Barcelona, sitting on the dock (by ACN)

01.03.17 - 09:38

‘The Palau Case’, one of the major corruption scandals in Catalonia, comes to court

After 8 years of investigation, the main names behind the so-called ‘Palau case’ will testify before the court this Wednesday. The judge accuses former governing party ‘Convergència...

Aerial shot of Barcelona's 'Model' prison panoptic (by ACN)

21.02.17 - 14:20

Barcelona’s Model prison, a historic symbol of political repression, starts to be dismantled

Catalonia’s oldest prison, ‘Model’, will finally close its doors this summer, the Catalan Ministry for Justice announced on Monday. The inmates, currently more than 900, will be first relocated to Brians 1 prison,...

Spain's King brother-in-law and former Duke of Mallorca, Iñaki Urdangarín (by ACN)

17.02.17 - 14:52

Spain’s king brother-in-law given six years in prison for corruption scandal

Palma de Mallorca’s court sentenced Philip VI’s brother-in-law, Iñaki Urdangarin, for allegedly obtaining no-bid contracts from regional governments in the so-called ‘Nóos Case’. On the other hand, his...

EU Prize for Woman Innovators poster (by European Commission)

10.03.17 - 15:58

Two Catalan researchers finalists at EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017

Two Catalan researchers, Gemma Galdon and Isabel Trillas were amongst the finalists at EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017, an initiative promoted by the European Commission's Directorate General for Research and Innovation together with the...

Entrance to the MWC' main venue, at Fira de Barcelona (by ACN)

24.02.17 - 16:46

The 12th Edition of Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona

From the 27th of February to the 2nd of March, the Catalan capital will host the 12th edition of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world’s largest event of the mobile and cell phone-related industries. Last year’s...

Thousand marched along Barcelona in aid of refugees (by ACN)

19.02.17 - 11:58

Thousands march in Barcelona urging Spain to take in more refugees

More than 160,000 people hit the streets this Saturday in Barcelona to demand that the Spanish Government host more refugees from war-hit areas such as Syria. Demonstrators carried banners with mottos such as ‘Refugees...

Representatives from Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, the Leo Messi Foundation, the FC Barcelona Foundation and the IESE, who launch a campaign to help funding the SJD Pediatric Cancer Center (by ACN)

15.02.17 - 18:24

Barcelona will host Europe’s largest hospital specialising in infantile cancer

Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, the Leo Messi Foundation, the FC Barcelona Foundation and the IESE business school have joined forces to launch a campaign to get companies and...

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