The following stories are making the Barcelona news headlines today:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Spending cuts reach the Barcelona bus and metro services, as TMB tries to save €56 million this year; Catalan hospital services return to normal after budget cuts; El Mirandés bring to an end Espanyol Copa del Rey campaign, with a 2-1 victory over the Barcelona team last night.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Catalan president Artur Mas calls on Catalans to prepare acts of assertiveness as a way to "overcome" the Spanish Constitution; IMF predicts that Spain's spending deficit will pass six percent this year and the next, which is far above the government's objectives; Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy says he'll do something similar to Portugal's macro-cuts.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
MEPs from the Catalan parties CiU and ICV are to complain to EC regarding the lack of punishment for Real Madrid player Pepe following his hand-stamp on Messi in last week's Copa del Rey match; President of Spanair Ferran Soriano has denied rumours that he is to leave the airline to take up a position on the Manchester City board of directors.