Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The Partido Popular (PP) is preparing courses in professional ethics for members in an effort to avoid cases of corruption, including nepotism or abuse of power; Police operation against association promoting the cultivation of marijhuana in the town of Rasquera - one woman has been arrested; Barcelona council and the Generalitat have agreed to resurrect plans to join Trambaix and Trambesòs routes.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
The Spanish cabinet is set to approve a law of transparency today, which will mean the administration will have to publish information about contracts and subsidies; Hotel owners want shops to be able to open on Sundays to take advantage of tourist numbers; The town of Montgat receives Óscar Sánchez with a joyous welcome, following his release from an Italian jail where he spent almost two years following a wrongful conviction.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The Generalitat fears that the Spanish government plans to force it to merge smaller municipalities in Catalunya, leading to a new confrontation between the two administrations regarding a conflict of jurisdiction; Warning issued about growth in violence by children against their parents - such incidences rose by 55 percent last year in Catalunya.