In the news from Barcelona today, the following stories are making the headlines:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
During the investiture debate in the Spanish Congress yesterday, Mariano Rajoy (PP) and Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba (PSOE) committed to working together to deal with the effects of the financial crisis; Stock exchange authorities suspend the trading of Repsol and Sacyr-Vallehermoso shares; Barça player David Villa may recover from his broken leg in time to play the end of this season.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Mariano Rajoy will today become Spanish prime minister, president of the government; During yesterday's debate ahead of his investiture today, Rajoy said that he will keep to his election pledge not to cut pensions and that some public holidays will be changed to take place on the nearest Monday; The Catalan government will today approve its 2012 budget, which will include cuts to civil servant salaries.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Public transport in Barcelona will become more expensive from January 1st, with the T-10 ticket going up by €1 to €9.25, a 12 percent increase; The number of Christmas gift boxes produced has fallen by 50 percent in the past three years; New leader of the Catalan Socialist Party, Pere Navarro, is keeping Miquel Iceta and Joaquin Nadal as principal representatives in the Catalan parliament.