French President, François Hollande, announced today that a bill will be presented next June which could open the door to assisted suicide for the terminally ill (read story here). Navarro asks Mas to restart the dialogue with Rajoy regarding fiscal policy—the leader of the PSC believes that the governmental agreement between the ERC and CiU has focused too strongly on the self-determination consultation (read story here). Instagram denies claims that the photo-sharing service intends to sell users’ pictures to third parties without notification or compensation after January 16, 2013, following an update in its terms of service earlier this week (read story here).
Artur Mas, head of the CiU, and Oriol Junqueras, head of Esquerra Republicana, have reached an agreement on a future government, with Mas as President and a referendum to be conducted in 2014. In a statement to the press, Artur Mas asserted, "It will be a stable and strong government" (read story here). The Spanish government announces 6.000 housing units will be made available to families who have lost their homes in the housing crisis due to an inability to make mortgage payments. Rents will be fixed between 150 and 400 euros a month (read story here).
Faustino Muñoz Soria, director of Colmado Quílez en Barcelona and water sommelier, explains the vast differences in the water we drink and how he managed to sell a bottle of water for 1.200 euros (read interview here). This Christmas season sees a drop in the price of fish and seafood but an increase in the cost of fruit and vegetables (read story here)