The Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, joins the European Council today in Brussels, with the prospect of a possible bailout on the minds of many (read story here). New figures show that house prices have fallen by 9.5%, returning to the average prices in 2004 (read story here). The president of the Association of Chinese in Catalunya states that Chinese businesses are moving from Barcelona to Madrid "to avoid inspections and controls" (read story here)
Around a thousand government employees held a demonstration yesterday in the streets of Barcelona protesting salary cuts and governmental privatisation (read story here). Elite tourists from countries such as Russia, Brazil and China are now responsible for a third of all commerce on the Passeig de Gràcia (read story here).
The CCOO and the UGT, Spain's main trade unions, are to announce plans to join a general European strike which has been called by The European Trade Union Confederation for November 14th (read story here)