Fighting Alzheimer’s - a worldwide priority

Jordi Camí's picture

The extraordinary increase of life expectancy in developed countries is provoking a universally demographic aging process triggered by the 20th century’s technological and scientific progresses and the adoption of a healthier lifestyle in wealthy societies. Along this process, certain illnesses, disabilities and functional limitations have been confined to older ages. Noteworthy, neurodegenerative illnesses remain as an exception to the statement above.

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The treasury bonds: the 3-party coalition’s end

Joana Ortega's picture

Today everybody coincides in saying that unemployment and the economic crisis are the worst problems we have. There are others, but with almost six-hundred thousand unemployed people and our damaged economy, the new Government resulting from the 28th of November elections will have to react vigorously to improve employment and generate wealth.

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Pending transitions

Ignasi Centelles's picture

Even if the Spanish transition to democracy has been considered a successful example of a peaceful and consensual road towards a democratic regime for a long time, its actual development is somehow proof that there is still a lot of work to be done. In Madrid in 1975, the elites in power agreed to make the necessary steps forward towards democratisation after the dictator’s death. The process was conditioned to a high degree of tolerance towards fascist institutions, administration structure, the State and amnesty for those ruling Franco’s regime.

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New exhibition at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies

Laurence Rassel's picture

The Fundació Antoni Tàpies is hosting an exhibition on the artist Anna Maria Maiolino (curated by Helena Tatay), a Brazilian artist of Italian origin (Scalea, 1942). The retrospective includes drawings, photographs, films, sculptures, installations and a series of ephemeral pieces made of clay, created specifically for the exhibition, just days before the inauguration in collaboration with students and other professionals.

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The Internet, the magic wand

Trina Milán's picture

Since some years ago, the Internet has had a leading role in the world. Going beyond post-modernity, the largest businesses in the stock markets are more like Google than classic companies. Now we need to think about how we will use Internet, with which contents and with which tools. The Internet is in cell-phones, computers and on TV sets. People use Twitter or Facebook to communicate; it is the space on the net where classic administrative obstacles disappear. Using social networks help people to communicate, putting an end to the idea that the Internet isolates people.

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Barcelona’s Tourism Sector

Jordi Clos's picture

The role of the tourism sector for the city of Barcelona is very important, as much on a social level as on an economic. It has a strong implication in the population, concretely in the area of hotels.

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Barcelona, a city to live together

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From the 3rd to the 5th of October, Barcelona held the 25th International Meeting of Prayer for Peace. Without exaggeration, we can say that this Meeting was a success. We can also say that 5,000 people from other countries went back home after having fallen in love with Barcelona as well as the other cities in Catalonia where related-events took place, such as Tarragona, Vic, Manresa, Terrassa, Badalona, and Sant Feliu de Llobregat.

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Efficiency, not size

Lluís Saurí's picture

The case for Europe to enhance its competitiveness in the global economy has been made recurrently over the last years. The Lisbon strategy formulated a decade ago included a number of measures that should have transformed the European Union into the ‘most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world’ by 2010. Little doubt, our efforts fell short.

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Why start a new music project now?

Anna Roig's picture

Musicians, in general terms, have the reputation of being optimistic. We love our work/passion so much that we work hours and hours, many times without enough economic reward or media recognition.

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Legality in a unilateral declaration of independence

Víctor Terradellas's picture

This summer I got to know and studied the verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the highest legal instance in the United Nations, which considers Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence legal according to the principles of international law.

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