New data predicts that only between 5-6% of Catalans living outside of Spain will be able to vote in the upcoming 25-N elections (read story here). The president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, has proposed a fund of 2.75 billion euros for Spain, which Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will now consider (read story here). Further strikes on Barcelona's transport system will come into effect today which will see the metro and bus routes run at minimum service (read story here).
The State's fiscal general, Eduardo Torres-Dulce has stated that he doesn't support the decision to begin proceedings on the publication 'El Mundo' regarding their claims that Artur Mas and Jordi Pujol have secret Swiss bank accounts (read story here). Barcelona's ice-skating rink returns to the Plaza Catalunya. BarGelOna is open to the public until January 6th (read story here). Sala Apolo, one of the city's most popular night-life and concert venues, has been closed with immediate effect by the city council due to 'structural problems in the building's basement' (read story here).
Catalan Socialist Party candidate in the upcoming Generalitat elections, Pere Navarro, received last night the backing of the socialist party leadership of his plan to create a federal state in response to the Catalan question (read story here).