The Catalan parties are still working out how to distribute the roles on the new Parliament's Board. Time is running short as the first session of the new legislature is on 17th January. Pro-independence parties have eight deputies either in prison or in Brussels. If they don’t turn up, or don’t let fellow party members take their seats, unionists might have a chance to control the chamber. Meanwhile, in technology, Barcelona aims to be a hub for 5G mobile technology.