Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The declarations of ECB president Mario Droghi, that he will do whatever it takes to save the euro, have given a boost to the Spanish Ibex stock exchange - read story here; British magazine The Economist has once more featured the financial problems in Spain as its cover story - read story here; Spain's young football team lost against Japan in their opening match in the London Olympics yesterday - read story here.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
The former president of Bankia, Rodrigo Rato, yesterday washed his hands of its current troubles during his appearance in Congress to answer questions about his management of the financial entity - read story here; A number of subsidised public hospitals (concertados) in Catalunya are urgently seeking money to be able to pay staff - read story here; Secretary general of CDC, Oriol Pujol, has been implicated in VAT corruption case by the treasury department - read story here.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The Spanish treasury minister, Cristóbal Montoro, has called for "unity" amongst the autonomous communities following the agreement of three Catalan parties regarding a possible new fiscal accord to be sought with the central government - read story here; The Catalan interior minister, Felip Puig, has said that the chances of finding the person responsible for the Alt Empordà fire earlier this week are "remote", as small fires break out in other parts of the region - read story here.