The leaders of the European Union meet today in Brussels for an extended meeting to decide the budget framework for the spending of approximately one billion euros over the next seven years (read story here). Israelis and Palestinians maintain the ceasefire in Gaza following the the eight-day Israeli offensive (read story here). Mas claims that the Prime Minister is involved in the scandal surroundng the elusive—supposedly incriminating—draft police report. The CiU candidate believes it is a conspiracy which resembles something from a ¨pre-democratic era¨ (read story here).
The Mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, will turn on the city´s Christmas lights this evening in Plaza de Espanya, coinciding with the 3rd annual ‘Shopping Night’ event on Passeig de Gracia (read story here). Judges start to take measures to halt evictions in Bilbao (read story here). Minister of Finanace, Cristobal Montoro, tells Mas that ¨he who needs to address the Congress, and the Spanish people, is he who has undeclared Swiss accounts¨, in response to the CiU’s request for him to explain the outcome of the internal fraud investigation (read story here).
An African-American man who goes by the name of Sharif is gaining popularity with his on-line support of Catalunya. Sharif, who has taken an interest in the Catalan independence movement, has published his third on-line video where he defends the Catalan language and recent political events saying, "We want to know about your journey towards independence (read story here).