The Interior Minister of the Generalitat, Joan Saura, is apparently considering the dismissal of the director general of the Catalan police (article in Castilian), Rafael Olmos, as a consequence of the action taken by his forces during the confrontation with university students last week. Saura met witih Olmos over the weekend and the question of his resignation was raised, but Olmos refuses to be a scapegoat over the incident. However, nothing will be decided until next Tuesday, when Saura appears before the Catalan parliament with the results of an inquiry into the recent events.
Following the forced evacuation last week of students who had occupied a space in Barcelona University in protest about the Plan de Bologna (and consequent clashes with Catalan police), groups of students have this morning once again occupied two of the university's faculties. The Law Faculty on Avinguda Diagonal and the new Geography and History Faculty, opposite the CCCB in the Raval; in addition, the Educational Sciences department of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, in Cerdanyola del Vallés has also been taken over by a group of students.
The world-famous Museu de Picasso in Barcelona is to grow by 1,600 metres as part of an ambitious expansion plan (article in Castilian) that was revealed yesterday. The aim of the works is for the museum to become a centre of reference for studies done on the Spanish artist; to achieve this, a new building will be built behind the Middle Ages palace where the museum is located. This centre will have an archive and research space; much of the documentation that will be available for investigation purposes comes from the personal archive of Jaume Sabartés, a friend of Pablo Picasso from childhood who became his personal secretary.