Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Catalan president Artur Mas is hoping for a change in his relationship with Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy as a result of their meeting in Madrid today; Protección Civil department has expanded its pre-alert for the imminent cold snap to include ground at 200 metres above sea level and higher; Seven thousand shops closed down in Catalunya last year.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
The council of Sant Andreu has evicted 60 families to make space for two new green zones in the neighbourhood; The PP Spanish government is eliminating the 'citizenship' (ciutadania) course from schools, to replace it with one covering civism and constitutionality; The Interior Ministry has announced new regulations to deal with immigrant internment centres.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Qatar Airways made agreement with Iberia before breaking off its talks with Spanair; President of Santander bank, Emilio Botín, says that politicians are mainly to blame for the financial crisis and absolves the banking sector.