Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The Generalitat is planning a third round of cost cutting, which is likely to include a salary cut of five percent for civil servants, as the Catalan government tries to save a further €4.7 billion this year; FC Barcelona keeps up its form with a 0-2 win against Santander last night, with both goals from Messi, but the team is still 10 points behind Real Madrid; House sales in Spain continue to fall, with 11 continuous months of dropping prices in the sector.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
The Spanish government is today due to give explanations regarding its deficit aims to an EC delegation; Sixty demonstrations against government spending cuts were held across Spain yesterday, in advance of the March 29th general strike; Discounted transport tickets will be available from today in Barcelona to people who earn below €641 a month - the T-Mes will cost €27.75 instead of €135, a discount of 80 percent.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The Spanish supreme court has issued a ruling that criticises the publication of official court papers in Catalan as a "defect" and saying that people should have the right to have such documents translated into Castilian; Another forest fire has been brought under control (in the Lleida region), but firefighters continue to work to deal with a fire in neighbouring Aragon and Catalan fire crews will today join the effort to control it.