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A detail of Gas Natural's Fenosa headquarters, located in Barcelona (by ACN)

14 August 2013 08:55 PM

Barcelona-based Gas Natural Fenosa to stay in Panama for 15 more years through Edernet and Edechi

The multinational energy company has confirmed it will continue operating in Panama for at least 15 more years through its subsidiary companies Edernet and Edechi, which control 65% of the country’s electricity market, supplying more than...

Barcelona's Piknic Electronic takes place on the Montjuic hill (by D. Bettencourt)

14 August 2013 06:05 PM

Thousands of fans enjoy weekly music event Piknic Electronik in Barcelona

This summer, electronic music fans have the chance to enjoy a weekly music festival in Barcelona with renowned DJs such as Richie Hawtin, Joy Orbison, Claude Vonstroke and M.A.N.D.Y playing in a hillside park to thousands of attendees. The...

Drug prices were behind the reduction of the annual inflation rate (by J. Molina)

13 August 2013 09:24 PM

Prices fall in Catalonia in July and set the annual inflation rate at 2.1%

According to a figures released by the Spanish Institute of Statistics (INE), Catalonia’s annual inflation rate fell from 2.6% to 2.1% between June and July. This is the second lowest annual inflation rate that Catalonia has experienced...

A demonstration of public sector employees in front of the Catalan Government's palace in Barcelona (by ACN)

13 August 2013 09:19 PM

Catalonia has 41 civil servants per 1,000 inhabitants while the Spanish average is 57

The number of public employees in Catalonia has been reduced by 4.76% over the last year, while in the whole of Spain the reduction was of 3.97%, due to the budget cuts in the public sector. However, the number of civil servants in Catalonia...

A school canteen in the Catalan Province of Tarragona (by R. Segura)

12 August 2013 09:40 PM

The Catalan Society of Paediatrics denies that children in Catalonia suffer from food deprivation due to economic reasons

Last week, the Catalan Ombudsman issued a report stating that 4% of children in Catalonia under the age of 16 suffer from food deprivation (50,000 children) and he linked it to the current economic crisis. The Primary Care section of the...

Oriol Maspons supervising how his personal archive was transferred to the MNAC (by M. Amengual)

12 August 2013 09:28 PM

Oriol Maspons, the photographer who depicted life in Barcelona between the 1950s and 1980s, dies aged 84

Maspons was one of the greatest Catalan photographers of all time. He is famous for his pictures of the former Somorrostro slum in the Barceloneta beach, party life in Ibiza during the 1970s and Barcelona’s left-wing group of bourgeois...

Neymar scored a superb goal against a selection of Malaysian players (by FC Barcelona)

11 August 2013 11:45 AM

Malaysia XI v FC Barcelona: Three more goals to round off the tour (1-3)

Barça have brought the curtain down on the tour of Asia with a win against a plucky Malaysia XI. Cesc, Neymar and Piqué got the goals for Barça and Cesc limped off the pitch with an ankle injury. Messi was ruled out at the...

Cruise ships on Barcelona's Port (by J. Molina)

09 August 2013 09:56 PM

Barcelona consolidates its position as the world’s 4th largest cruise ship port

The Catalan capital is the world’s 4th main port for the cruise ship industry, with the first 3 one being all in Florida. This means that Barcelona is the most important port in Europe and the Mediterranean Sea in terms of the...

An ICFO lab in its Castelldefels building (by B. Cazorla)

09 August 2013 09:09 PM

Barcelona’s Institute of Photonic Sciences is ranked first in the world in the fields of physics and astronomy

The Catalan Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), based in Greater Barcelona, is the highest ranked centre in the world in the fields of physics and astronomy, according to a survey carried out by Excellence Mapping. This ranking sorts the...

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