Jordi Faulí i Oller has been appointed as the new chief architect and coordinator of the construction of the Sagrada Família (read story here). The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicted today that the Spanish economy is expected to shrink by 1.5% in 2012 and 1.3% in 2013 (read story here). The Minister of Justice, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, warns that Spain would not survive the independence of Catalunya (read story here).
The port of Barcelona continues to expand with a 7% growth in exports this year (read story here). Barcelona hosts a summit of international experts organised by the World Bank to discuss the future of cities in order to achieve economic and environmental efficiency and social equality (read story here). Basketball team El Barça play The Dallas Mavericks today in a hotly-anticipated game, as Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle compares the locals to an NBA-calibre team (read story here).
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An average of 61 kilos of food per person is thrown away in Catalonia each year, at a total of 226 Euros per person, according to a study done by 'Save Food'. Madrid and Andalucia is the community with the highest level of food waste (read story here).