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25 February 2016 - Culture, Transparency

Public processes for cultural centres

From now on, the directors of Barcelona's cultural centres will be chosen through a public process, instead of being handpicked. I use this news as an example to illustrate how we are changing things and moving towards more ethical and transparent politics, which we are extending throughout the municipal government's operational areas as well as all companies that offer public services.

We have done more for transparency in 8 months...

2 January 2016 - Culture

Christmas in Plaça de Catalunya

I am very proud of this latest Christmas initiative, which has turned Plaça de Catalunya into a meeting point, a place for having fun and a centre of responsible consumption. For four Christmases the square had been taken over by an enormous ice rink, which blocked the way for pedestrians, used up a huge amount of energy and was not even accessible to all the city's children, as they had to pay to use it. Today it is a space that has been...

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