Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Many members of the Spanish PP government, as well as the Socialist opposition, choose to ignore the visit of Catalan president Artur Mas to Madrid yesterday, at which he spoke about the implications of the September 11th demonstration earlier this week (read story here); Spanish economics minister Luis de Guindos says the EU will not seek to impose new conditions on Spain in exchange for a possible financial bailout (read story here); Two Chinese people in Sabadell have been arrested in connection with the murder of a young gypsy man in the town (read story here).
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Artur Mas will today meet with the organisers of the September 11th march, the Assemblea Nacional Catalana (read story here); The president of FC Barcelona, Sandro Rosell, says that if Catalunya were to become independent, the football team would continue playing in the Spanish league, with a similar arrangement as Monaco in France (read story here); The Catalan police are investigating the killing of a man in Lloret de Mar found shot to death (read story here).
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The Spanish minister for education, culture and sport, José Ignacio Wert, has announced the introduction of national standard tests for schoolchildren across Spain as a way to avoid having 17 different evaluation systems, one for each autonomous community (read story here).