The president of the Catalan Parliament, Núria de Gispert, tells Spanish Defence Minister, Peter Morenés, that there is little or no threat from Catalunya, following his military speech on Sunday (read story here). 64 kilos of heroin, originating from Afghanistan, is seized in Barcelona (read story here).
Catalan Economic Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, admits that "it will be difficult" to raise the target figure of 1 billion euros with the new tax measures (read story here). The sales try to lift the flagging consumer spirit, with discounts of 50% and more (read story here).
Two local journalists have won distinguished literary awards. Genís Sinca was given the 45th Pla literary prize for narrative in Catalan for his novel Un Família Exemplar. The 69th Nadal prize was given to Sergio Vila-Sanjuán for his novel in Castellano, Estaba en el Aire (read story here).