A commission of the German parliament will arrive in Barcelona today to speak with president of the Generalitat, Artur Mas, in order to access first hand the situation in Catalonia (read story here). Barcelona must take on another wave of cuts. Social programs suffer the effects (read story here). The Bank of Spain predicts more budget cuts as a result of not meeting the deficit (read story here).
Students of the London School of Economics laugh at a comment by the Spanish Minister of Economics, Luis de Guindos, after he insists Spain is not in need of a bailout (read story here). Article by Jordi Pujol, ex-president of the Generalitat de Catalunya, on the nature of being Catalan (read article here). Piqué working to recuperate quickly from an injury to his left foot in order to play in El Clásico (read story here).
El Punt Avui
L'Adjuntament de Barcelona has begun a plan to rehabilitate sidewalks and lightening along one of the cities main commercial and touristic thoroughfares, El Passeig de Gràcia (read story here).