The 135 recently elected Catalan politicians assemble today in parliament to mark the inauguration of the tenth Catalan government (read story here). Directors of Santander Bank will meet today to consider a merger with Banesto, after the CNMV suspended the market price of both entities until a decision is made (read story here). Junqueras insists that "a referendum is not a luxury but is necessary and urgent" (read story here).
Obama vows to use all the power of his office to stop future tragedies like Newtown (read story here). Starting today, the new state law on court fees will be implemente; citizens will pay to take court action in civil and social litigation cases (read story here). Barça annihilates Atletico Madrid in a 4-1 victory at Camp Nou last night, giving them a 9-point lead at the top of La Liga (read story here).
The demand for German, Russian and Chinese classes is on the increase in Catalunya due to preoccupation over future economic and labor opportunities in the country (read story here).