The city council is charging the Renfe with 125 offences due to 75 trains being cancelled and almost 500 delays occurring in less than a month, with fines set to be between €6,000 and €30,000 for each (read story here). The rate of unemployment has risen again in Spain, with 4.8 million people now unemployed, the highest figure since records began (read story here). FC Barcelona beat Celta this weekend with a score of 3-1. Tito Villanova now holds the best starting record of any club with nine victories and one draw since his inauguration as coach (read story here).
Employment cuts in the public sector appear to be the main strategy which the Spanish government will use to reach deficit target for next year (read story here). The President of the Generalitat, Artur Mas, has opened the debate at the Primera Plana conference as the first candidate of the Catalan Parliamentary elections that will take place on November 25th (read story here). The race for the White House nears its end with elections taking place tomorrow. Media reports show the country is still very much divided in their choice between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney (read story here).
The number of secondary school and university students enrolled in science and technology programs is insufficient to cover the future needs of these sectors. The department of education plans to take steps to encourage students into the sciences (read story here).