Thursday, 17 July 2008

State budget doubles Catalan funding of CCCB

Thanks to the municipal charter approved by the Spanish parliament in
December 2005, the culture and finance ministries have signed an
annual agreement with the Barcelona City Council on how to dole out
the yearly budget of €20 million to the city's cultural institutions.
In an appearance before the Comissió de Política Cultural on July 9,
Joan Manuel Tresserras, the Catalan culture minister, reported to
Parlament the extent of the deal that had been reached with the
Spanish government. (Full story in printed edition)