25.10.2011 – 09.40 pm – Politics

The Catalan Government presents an action plan to fight unemployment

Barcelona (ACN).-  The Catalan Government announced on Tuesday, after the weekly cabinet meeting, the launch of an action plan to fight unemployment. The plan was presented by the Catalan Minister for Business and Employment, Francesc Xavier Mena, who insisted that the Government’s objective is to reduce unemployment in Catalonia by half by 2014. Read more

07.10.2011 – 07.51 pm
Catalonia is the Spanish territory where population decreases the most

Madrid (ACN).- The Catalan population would decrease in 2011 for the first time in decades, according to a study from the Spanish National Institute of Statistics (INE) released on Friday. Catalonia would lose 59,929 people in just one year according to the INE. This means it would be the Spanish territory with the largest population loss in absolute terms. Read more

04.10.2011 – 12.23 pm – Society & Science

Budget reduction puts Catalan healthcare in the spotlight

Barcelona (ACN).- The Catalan healthcare system has been in the spotlight over the last number of months. The current economic difficulties are making the rationalisation of the public healthcare system a necessity. The Catalan Government is implementing its budget austerity plan, which is provoking protests from doctor and nursing unions. In addition, some health services have been temporarily or partially closed in order to save money. Waiting lists have increased as a consequence. Many citizens feel that the attention they receive in the healthcare system may have worsened, and have been protesting on several occasions over the last number of months. Read more


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