• Mossos d'Esquadra arresting a man over this Tuesday's anti-jihadist operation (by ACN)

    Nine arrested in counter-terrorism operation in Catalonia

    Early this morning, the Catalan police force (Mossos d’Esquadra) carried out an important anti-jihadist operation in six Catalan municipalities. There were 9 arrests in 12 major raids in Barcelona and the surrounding municipalities of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Cornellà, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Ripollet, and Masquefa. The Catalan Minister of Home Affairs, Jordi Jané, announced that some of the “arrests made today are in connection with the terrorist attacks in Brussels”. He added that there is no evidence of any planned attack in Catalonia. Jané highlighted the collaboration between the Catalan and Belgian police forces.

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Mossos d'Esquadra arresting a man over this Tuesday's anti-jihadist operation (by ACN)

25.04.17 - 17:42

Nine arrested in counter-terrorism operation in Catalonia

Early this morning, the Catalan police force (Mossos d’Esquadra) carried out an important anti-jihadist operation in six Catalan municipalities. There were 9 arrests in 12 major raids in Barcelona and the surrounding municipalities of...

Agglomeration at Diagonal Metro station this morning at 7:30  (by Josep Molina)

24.04.17 - 17:34

Barcelona Metro offers minimum service during Monday strike

The Barcelona Metro is on strike today, Monday, which means that service is reduced to a minimum between 7 and 9 am, 4 and 6 pm, and from 8:30 to 10:30 pm. The Barcelona Metro strike began this morning after the negotiation of the collective...
Passengers enjoying's first ride of the 'Red Force', at Ferrari Land (by ACN)

07.04.17 - 08:26

Europe’s unique ‘Ferrari Land’ kicks off at Port Aventura

Ferrari Land, Europe's first theme park in Europe entirely dedicated to the Ferrari, will open its doors this Friday. Located next to Port Aventura, in Vila-Seca, a town in the southern Catalan region of Tarragona,...

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...

The Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona is one of the pioneer hospitals worldwide in non-invasive surgery in children (by Elisenda Rosanas)

25.04.17 - 12:43

Vall d’Hebron Hospital pioneer in non-invasive pediatric surgery

The Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, one of the pioneer hospitals worldwide in non-invasive surgery in children, is planning to use minimally invasive methods with 70 percent of its pediatric surgeries. This week various pediatric surgery...
Image of a surgeon using 'Da Vinci' robot (by ACN)

19.04.17 - 18:14

Pioneering robotic surgery operation in Badalona

Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital, in Badalona, has operated a larynx cancer using Da Vinci robot. This pioneering technology, which was never been used in the Spanish State before, allows to extract the whole larynx through the mouth, without...

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...

Torre Glòries, also known as Torre Agbar, a landmark on the Barcelona skyline (Arxiu ACN)

24.04.17 - 22:42

Barcelona offers 'Torre Agbar' for new European Medicines Agency headquarters

The Torre de Glòries, an emblematic modern tower widely known as the “Torre Agbar”, with its 33.000 square meters and distinguished design by Jean Novel, is Barcelona's candidate for the new location for the European Medicines Agency (EMA)...
A medical team during surgery in Vall d'Hebron (by ACN)

12.04.17 - 18:50

Emergency care within 24 hours by 2021

Catalonia’s Medical Emergency Plan aims to guarantee that the citizens use the best available resources regarding medical care emergencies. Thus, the plan foresees launching five new Centers for Medical Emergencies, enhancing the 016...

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...

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