The Catalan Education Councillor, Irene Rigau, stands firm against the new education law being promoted by Education Minister, José Ignacio Wert, which seeks to reduce the importance of the Catalan language in the curriculum (read story here). NATO plans to give the green light today to deploy Patriot missiles on Turkish soil to protect the country from Syria (read story here). Elizabeth Price wins the prestigious Turner Prize for contemporary art in London, with poetic video 'In Woolworths Choir of 1979' (read story here).
Unemployment breaks another record, as it rises by 74,296 people in November, up 1.5% in comparison with October, bringing the total number of unemployed to over 4.9 million (read story here). The PSC proposes a "Catalan front" against the Wert education reform, and invites all partied to unite in defence of the Catalan language (read story here). The CiU delays the introduction of an entrance fee for Parc Güell until October (read story here).
Great Britain and France demand explanations from Israel as to their decision to expand settlements on the West Bank. The Israeli government made the decision in response to last Thursday's UN vote recognizing Palestine as a "non-member observer state" (read story here).