Making the news headlines today in Barcelona are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Chemists say that some pensioners are unable to afford the new charges introduced on prescription medications—read story here; Police officers have arrested a fourth person in connection with the disappearance of a valuable manuscript, the Códice Calixtino, from the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela—read story here; Catalan president Artur Mas appears before parliament to explain the third round of spending cuts—read story here.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
The Spanish government is considering allowing year-round sales in its new commercial law—read story here; The Spanish treasury has introduced additional measures to make it easier for those who wish to take advantage of its tax amnesty—read story here; Barcelona mayor Xavier Trias says that there are people in his own party of CiU who didn't understand his plans for the city—read story here.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Households in Spain have been spending more than they earn for the first time in 12 years, since records began, according to the Spanish National Statistics Institute (INE); they are starting to use their savings to cover their monthly expenses—read story here.