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Half a million Catalans still left without work

There are now 505,900 jobless in Catalonia, an increase of 21.31% compared to the same month last year

Unemployment fell by 6,390 during the month of March compared to February, leaving a total of 505,900 people without work – a monthly decrease of 1.25% – according to figures released by the ministry of labour.

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Last weekend holiday travel related to the Easter break began, with 410,000 vehicles leaving the Barcelona area

Last weekend holiday travel related to the Easter break began, with 410,000 vehicles leaving the Barcelona area by Saturday afternoon – lower than expected, 440,000, but 2.7% higher than the previous weekend. Yet, when compared to an equivalent weekend of 2019, there were 17.4% fewer vehicles than expected.

Roads with heavy traffic included the C-55, the …

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Low-cost high-speed rail service AVLO starts its service from June

Low-cost high-speed rail service AVLO needs 80% occupancy to be profitable

Train operators Renfe estimates that the occupancy of AVLO trains – also known as the “low-cost AVE” high-speed rail – must be at least 80% for the service to be profitable once it starts operating.

Renfe’s director of new high-speed services, Félix Martín, explained on Wednesday …

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Catalan government launches its first nanosatellite

Rocket carrying ‘Enxaneta’ satellite takes off from Kazakhstan after 48h delay

The Catalan government’s first nanosatellite was launched on Monday at 7:07 am (CET) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, exactly two days after the initial takeoff was postponed due to technical reasons.

‘Enxaneta’, named after the tiny children who climb to the top of Catalonia’s traditional …

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A month-long limited lockdown for Paris and other 15 regions of the country starting this Friday

French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced Thursday a month-long limited lockdown for Paris and other regions of the country starting Friday. Schools and essential shops, including bookstores, will remain open.

Castex said the new restrictions will take effect from Friday midnight and will last four weeks. The restrictions will be imposed on 16 regions, including the …

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Scientists from the University of Barcelona synthesized a bidimensional material with luminescent and magnetic properties

The study of matter at the nanoscale has opened huge possibilities in technological advances towards faster, smaller and more energy-efficient technological devices. In this context, the development of bidimensional (2D) materials poses new challenges but also offers exciting possibilities for the study of physical phenomena and properties at the 2D limit.

Current interest in that kind …

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