In the Barcelona news today, the following stories are making the headlines:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Mariano Rajoy will announce the members of his new government today, after he is sworn in; The new Spanish prime minister wants to change the timing of at least five public holidays to the nearest Monday; Carme Chacon is heading up a manifesto that proposes a change in direction for the Spanish Socialist party.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
The Generalitat 2012 budget proposes a €1 charge for prescriptions issued through the public health service and a 'tourist tax'; Six stations of the new metro line 9 where work has been halted recently, will be 'tidied up' in 2012; The Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat will stop running all night on Saturdays from January 7th.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
There has been an outcry against the planned rise by €1 of the price of a T-10 ticket from January 1st, with social groups and most political parties reacting against the move; Health and Education departments will carry the majority, 79 percent, of Generalitat spending cuts in 2012.