Saturday, 31 January 2009

President Companys' fascist sentence not to be nullified

The Spanish government announced yesterday that drafted the statement of recognition and restoration of the honour of the Catalan president Lluís Companys, executed by Franco in 1940. The President of the Generalitat, Jose Montilla, and Joan Saura had this "step forward" for the planned law of historical memory. For ERC, however, is a "farce" because it has no legal validity. In fact the execution decision from the Fascist Spanish illegal government still have all its legal force.


Friday, 30 January 2009

Montjuïc's funicular closed for maintenance

The funicular and cable car to Montjuïc close service to the public from next Monday until 20 February, both days inclusive, to carry out maintenance tasks. During this period, in which the infrastructure can not serve, will be a special bus service between the stops of Paral·lel and Montjuïc Park, which have the same schedule as the cable car, from two quarters of eight in the morning to eight o'clock in the evening. PHOTO: ORIOL DURAN


Thursday, 29 January 2009

The Mayor of Barcelona wants the State to guarantee Nissan loans

Barcelona's Mayor Jordi Hereu endorsed yesterday that the state guarantee Nissan loans, as had the Catalan minister of Labour, Mar Serna. The Japanese multinational company announced last week that requires the backing of the executive to achieve the money needed to ensure the continuity of the plant in Barcelona beyond 2012, and yesterday the Mayor insisted that the automotive industry is key to Barcelona and Catalonia. As it is, also insisted Hereu, the retail trade, threatened by the European directive that eliminates the restrictions to open malls in Catalonia.


Wednesday, 28 January 2009

The Olympic Stadium in Barcelona to be updated

Any strategic plan on the Lluís Companys stadium is, right now, eclipsed by the conclusion of the next European Athletics Championships. It will be the first competition of its kind being held in the state, and since the council is very important to your organization. An event of this nature, which has a strong media coverage, forced to make a general renovation to the Estadi Olímpic. 17 million euros will be spent to, among others, refer to the dressing rooms to enable new media and modernize the markers. The project, in short, tries to make a more functional facility built in 1929. (Photo:Oriol Duran)