The Bank of Spain's plans to restructure the financial sector are being accelerated (read story here). In light of economic challenges, entrepreneurial initiatives are on the rise and may be a future solution to unemployment in Spain (read story here).
The Supreme Court judge, Perfecto Andrés Ibáñez, calls illegal financing of political parties "the mother of all corruption" (read story here). On February 1st, the city plans to evict the last two residents of Can Riera to make room for future apartments (read story here). Prime Minister Rajoy continues strategy discussions with Algiers, Spain's main supplier of gas (read story here).
Low-cost Catalan airline, Vueling, closed the year at an all time high with 20% more passengers than the previous year. The company predicts even better numbers for 2013 as it expands its international routes (read story here)