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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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The Andorran government declined to answer the question whether a negative PCR / TMA test was mandatory for the King and Queen of Spain during their visit to Andorra

On Thursday 25th and Friday 26th March the first ever visit by a King and Queen of Spain to Andorra will take place as part of the celebration of Andorra’s hosting of the 27th Iberoamerican Summit of Heads of State and Government.

The Ministry of Health has approved the abnormal protocol SARS-CoV-2 among journalists attendees and …

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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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2021 World Triathlon Winter Championships Andorra: the Russian team got the highest number of medals

Andorra hosted the World Triathlon Winter Championships for the first time this weekend with more than 200 athletes from 12 countries : Czech Republic, Norway, Russia, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, Portugal, Great Britain, Andorra and Romania.

Naturlandia park, near the town of Sant Julià de Lòria, hosted racing on Saturday and Sunday (March 20-21).

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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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