Making the news headlines in Barcelona are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The Spanish government says it will prosecute autonomous community governments and politicians that fail to meet deficit criteria; Children, pensioners and the unemployed could be exempt from new €1 prescriptions charge in Catalunya, which is being viewed as a testing-ground for other regions; Espanyol enjoy a glorious night in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, after scoring three goals in the last six minutes of their home match against Mirandés to give them a 3-2 victory.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy visits Morocco today as his first official international trip, following in the footsteps of his predecessors who also visited the north African country first after taking power; The Supreme Court is to hear from witnesses today in the case against Judge Baltasar Garzón; The Catalan finance minister says that credit will enable the Generalitat to deal with pending payments to suppliers.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The Barcelona mayor Xavier Trias has revealed his plans for redevelopment of the Glòries area, which will include 140,000 square metres of green space.