The Catalan government proposes further cuts to staff salaries to avoid redundancies. Meetings will be held with public service unions to negotiate new measures, which could affect remuneration (read story here). Spanish police have arrested one of the main cocaine dealers working the Costa Brava (read story here)
Beginning Monday, January 7th, Renfe will make available a ten-trip ticket with a discounted rate of 56% on AVE journeys between Barcelona, Tarragona and Lleida (read story here). Venezuela's President, Hugo Chavez, is battling a severe lung infection which developed after surgery, as he is treated in Cuba (read story here). Balearic president, José Ramón Bauzá, has awoken unusual protests from the islanders, with his centralist and anti-Catalan policies (read story here).
Work on the C-25 roadway between Cervera (Lleida) and Caldes de Malavella (Girona) has reached completion. Improvements and widening of the road began in 2004, and included work on a total of 800 kilometers of roadway (read story here).