Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Spain's football team scored four goals against Ireland in the Eurocopa last night, all but guaranteeing them a place in the next round; The Basque political youth movement Segi, illegalised due to its links with ETA, has announced its dissolution in the local press; Autonomous communities are today due to receive authorisation from the central government to make payments to suppliers, which will result in them enlarging their debt.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
The Spanish government has this morning announced fresh measures to try and calm markets with regards the country's debt and financial situation; Spanish banks could need up to €70 billion to recapitalise, according to findings of audit commissioned by the Spanish government; The Sagrada Familia last year received 3.2 million visitors, a rise of 40 percent compared to 2010.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
An increased police presence patrolling the beaches of Barcelona has resulted in a significant rise in the number of sanctions issued to people selling beer and other goods and services in the area - the figure has gone up by 152 percent compared to 2011; The leader of the Catalan section of the Partido Popular, Alicia Sánchez-Camacho, has said that she will take a proposal regarding a new fiscal agreement with Madrid to the government at the end of this month.