Artur Mas calls for early elections to take place on November 25th, with the goal of self-determination for Catalonia, saying "this time the vote will not go to the congress but to the people of Catalonia." (read story here). CiU spokesman Duran Lleida qualifies Mas' announcement by stating that self-determination is not the same as independence. (read story here). Mossos d'Esquadra have arrested two men suspected of being the perpetrators of ten attacks between October 2011 and September 2012 against senior citizens in and around Barcelona. (read story here)
October 1st marks the first phase of initiation of changes to bus routes in the Barcelona metropolitan area. (read story here). Additional information on changes to bus routes can be found here. Residents of the Port Olympic complain of an increase of prostitution in their neighborhood as Police push prostitutes further from the center of Barcelona and into less secure areas of the city. (read story here).
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This week, Air Nostrum has begun service between Barcelona and Valencia, with eleven weekly flights available between the two costal cities. (read story here)