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The President of the Catalan Government and CDC leader, Artur Mas, talking in front of the Catalan Parliament about the Palau case (by A. Moldes)

17 July 2013 09:37 PM

The Catalan President and CDC leader, Artur Mas, guarantees he will react if the party’s corruption scandal is proved

The day after the judge ended his investigation and stated he believed the governing party Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya (CDC) had earned 5.1 million in an influence peddling case, the party’s leader and President of...

The Catalan ski mountaineering world-champion Mireia Miró (by C. Gams)

17 July 2013 07:27 PM

Ski mountaineering world-champion Mireia Miró: “Technology has eliminated the feeling of wildness in nature”

Mireia Miró visits Barcelona a few times a year. Despite not feeling uncomfortable in an urban environment, where she grew up, she spends 90% of her time in the mountains. One of the reasons for being in Barcelona is to deal with media....

An Emirates A380 arriving at Barcelona's Airport (by ACN)

16 July 2013 10:05 PM

Emirates announce plans to run daily Airbus A380 flights between Barcelona and Dubai

As of 1 February 2014 the 517-seat A380 will link the Catalan capital with Dubai on a daily basis. It will be Spain’s first regular flight of the world’s largest passenger airliner. The flight will increase the route’s current passenger...

A detail of the Palau de la Música building (by ACN)

16 July 2013 09:30 PM

Judge believes the governing and main Catalan party CDC earned €5.1 million in an influence peddling case

CDC fully denies the accusations. The judge investigating one of the major corruption scandals in Catalonia, the so-called ‘Palau’ case, has finished the four-year investigation and now the trial can start. The judge accuses...

The Catalan Education Minister, Irene Rigau, presenting the multilingualism plan (by R. Garrido)

16 July 2013 09:17 PM

Catalan schools to provide part of their curriculum in English and to teach a second foreign language

Plans have been made by the Catalan Ministry of Education that will adjust the curricula of primary, secondary and vocational training schools to provide part of them in English. In addition, pupils will be taught a second foreign language,...

Gervasio Deferr at his training centre (by M. Ferragut)

16 July 2013 05:52 PM

Olympic Gymnastic champion Gervasio Deferr teaches children in Barcelona’s La Mina suburb

Gervasio Deferr is a two-time pommel horse Olympic champion. The former Catalan gymnast won gold in Sydney (2000) and Athens (2004) and one silver medal in Beijing (2008) in the Floor category. He retired in 2011 after more than twenty years in...

Grapes from the Empordà Appellation (by X. Pi)

16 July 2013 05:24 PM

Empordà Wine Appellation exported 13% more in 2012

The Empordà wine Appellation located in north-eastern Catalonia has seen a significant increase in its export levels in 2012. With more than 40 small cellars and cooperatives, Empordà has a large assortment of red, white and...

Marià Fortuny's exhibition in Reus (by M. Cervelló)

16 July 2013 02:23 PM

Huge tribute exhibition underway for 19th century Catalan painter Marià Fortuny

After Francisco Goya, Marià Fortuny is considered the greatest Spanish painter of the 19th century. He was deeply influenced by Goya and by his trip to Africa. His pictures are characterised by bright colours and intense dynamism. He also began...
Thiago  Alcántara playing with Barça against Bayern Munich in May 2013 (by FC Barcelona)

15 July 2013 06:24 PM

FC Barcelona sells Thiago Alcántara to Bayern Munich for €25 million

The agreement to sell the mildfielder includes a clause that stipulates both teams will play against each other in a friendly. The match will be played sometime in the next four years. The 22-year-old leaves the Blaugrana after playing for the...
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