A new poll has shown that the primary concern for the residents of Barcelona is unemployment, overtaking the concern for safety for the first time with 19% of locals troubled by job prospects (read story here). 70 complaints have been received in the past five days against the proposed increase in Bicing memberships (read story here). Autumn looks set to well and truly arrive in Catalunya this weekend as we are expected to witness a sharp drop in temperatures along with severe rain (read story here).
At a recent conference at PIMEC, President of the Generalitat of Catalunya, Artur Mas, attempted to reassure members of the local business community regarding a boycott of Catalan products, saying that a boycott would also put Spanish workers at risk (read story here). Unemployment figures in Catalunya have risen again by more than 18,000 this quarter, bringing the Spain's total unemployment figure to 5,778,100 (read story here). Local basketball team Barça Regal continue their winning streak in the Euroliga, beating Turkish team Besiktas with a score of 72-60 and securing their third consecutive win of the competition (read story here).
La Plataforma per la Llengua publishes in Catalan recipes by members of the local immigrant community in order to promote social cohesion and Catalan language (read story and find link to recipes here)