Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The number of unemployed people in Spain rises to 5.6 million, having gone up by 365,900 individuals in the first trimester. The unemployment rate rises to 24.44% of the active population; Standard & Poor's has reduced Spain’s ranking by two steps because of the uncertainty over banks; Although there will be no Spanish finalist in the Champions League, Athletic Bilbao and Atlético Madrid both secured semi-final wins in the Europa League, setting up an all-Spanish final.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Pep Guardiola is today expected to step down as FC Barcelona manager, after four years at the helm; the King underwent an operation on his right hip last night, possibly caused by overexertion after a meeting with the UAE Foreign Minister; Mariano Rajoy claims that "the government has not changed its policy against terrorism" insisting that ETA must disappear.