January 2011

What is Catalanism and what does it advocate?

Agustí Colomines's picture

Catalanism is the name of a movement of national vindication that advocates for the political-cultural recognition of Catalonia within Spain. After the failure of the violent uprisings of Catalans during the 17th century (the War of Catalan Secession of 1640) and the 18th century (the War of Spanish Succession of 1714), starting in the 19th century the movement to preserve Catalans’ national rights became more peaceful and civic.

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From Catalonia to the World

Salvador Gabarró's picture

More than 160 years ago, the company that is now Gas Natural Fenosa began to offer its first services to Barcelona society, illuminating the streets of the city with the first gas lights. From then until now, the company has grown in parallel to the development of the Catalan and Spanish energy sector, until the moment 18 years ago when it began its international adventure. Today, the company is a global energy company, totally integrating gas and electricity, operating in 25 countries and with more than 20 million customers.

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Power alternation experiences

Albert Caramés's picture

In Autumn 2010, Catalonia experienced an alternation in Government after the regional election on the 28th of November. The results saw Catalan citizens make a decision to alter the power and install a new Cabinet. The transition was made, as agreed in all the statements, and was based on a model way in order to preserve the decision of the citizenship and the enhancement of the institutions.

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Barcelona: a strategic hub in the fight against cancer

Joan Massagué's picture

Convergence of several disciplines to serve health

Cancer is a major health concern in developed countries. Cancer is a pathology that encompasses more than 200 types of illness, each often different from the rest. In addition to this complexity, cancer cells have the capacity to spread throughout the body, a process known as metastasis by which they colonise vital organs and even prevent their correct function.

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