In the Barcelona news headlines today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The Generalitat is planning to sell businesses and buildings in the hope of raising up to €1 billion; The president and director of Caixa Penedès resign over the large size of their prospective pensions—the two men, plus two other board-members, had pension package of €20 million; Four people injured in Balmes after a car drives onto pavement this morning.
EL PERIÓDICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Rubalcaba tells Zapatero that he plans to fight for leadership of Spanish Socialist party; Miquel Iceta says that he will run to be leader of Catalan Socialists only if there is a unified candidacy; Catalan health minister criticises comments from Spanish government regarding jurisdiction of Generalitat on changes to health regime, specifically the charging for public health-issued prescriptions.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Catalunya is no longer the region with the most three Michelin-starred restaurants, following closure of El Bulli and the loss of one star at Santi Santamaria's restaurant after the chef's death earlier this year; Sources close to Carme Chacón say that she is moving closer to making a run to be secretary general of the Spanish Socialist party.