President of the Generalitat, Artur Mas, has requested an audience with King Juan Carlos. He will then meet with Spanish President, Mariano Rajoy, to make a formal decision regarding the relationship between Catalunya and the rest of Spain. (read story here). Taxi drivers continue to protest the Metropolitan Taxi Institute’s new three-shift system, which limits the maximum hours drivers can work. Protests blocks stops T1 and T2 (read story here). Barcelona welcomes the new AVE, the high-speed train linking Barcelona, Girona, and Figueres. Government leaders agree this train will unite people who live and work in different regions (read story here).
The Bank of Spain has denied any wrongdoing following the emergence of "irregularities" in a recent report by inspectors (read story here). FC Barcelona coach, Tito Vilanova will travel to New York for a second opinion on his progress since the operation he underwent in December (read story here). The stock market has made a positive start today, with the stability of the Spanish debt market encouraging purchases on the floor (read story here).
Catalan fashion designer and creative director of Pronovias, Manuel Mota, died this Tuesday. Mota is considered a major influence both locally and internationally for his innovative and avant-guard designs of bridal wear (read story here).