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Financial aid for maintaining local commerce

Commerce. Grants and subsidies are prioritising commercial reflation, training initiatives for professionals, boosting the structures of commercial associations and improving sustainability.
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Boost for a new model for active employment policies

Work. The Catalan Employment Service (SOC) and the municipal agency Barcelona Activa have agreed to work together to put an integrated model for active employment policies in place in the city this year.
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Barcelona Energia gets the green light

Energy. The approval by Full Council gives the go ahead to the public energy provider which will satisfy the City Council’s electricity needs as from summer 2018 and the general public as from 2019.
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Alliance with Hong Kong’s main business promotion agency

International promotion. The Second Deputy Mayor strengthens ties with the Chinese region by signing an agreement with the most important official business promotion agency in the zone.
Mercabarna, 50 aniversari, Acte inaugural

Mercabarna celebrates its 50th anniversary

Mercabarna. The inaugural act for the 50th anniversary of the wholesale food market kicks off celebrations which include different actions to explain the relevance of the facility.
Plaça Catalunya. Bus turístic.

A growing number of Barcelona residents call for limits on tourism

Some 48.9% of city residents believe the city has reached the limit of its capacity, surpassing the percentage of residents who feel the city should continue to attract more tourism (47.5%).
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Overview for Barcelona Activa in 2016

Economy. Barcelona Activa helped with the creation of 1,600 new business projects in the city in 2016, which are expected to create nearly 3,000 jobs. The agency also provided support for over 9,000 companies in growth

Public leadership for more competitive funeral services

Funeral services. Progress continues to be made on creating a public funeral service which has an impact on the sector and changes the collective perception that death is a pricey business.
Mercat de Sant Andreu

Work gets under way to revamp the Mercat de Sant Andreu

Markets. In September, 23 stalls will move to the provisional market, which will start to be built in May. The new market will open in the first quarter of 2019.

Declaration in favour of responsible and sustainable public procurement

Work. Barcelona City Council, the PIMEC and the UGT and CCOO trade unions in Catalonia all stress the importance of public tender processes in improving social and labour conditions.