Making the news headlines in Barcelona are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The Spanish ministry of public works is considering introducing a toll on containers coming into Barcelona port as a way of financing access points - read story here; European Commission is to investigate tax subsidies given to El Prat and Barajas airports in Barcelona and Madrid, respectively - read story here; Banco Santander has been named the best bank in the world, and CaixaBank the best in Spain by the British financial magazine Euromoney - read story here.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy puts in place his plan to reorganise municipalities and their administrations - read story here; A Barcelona judge has passed down the highest sentence ever in Spain against property 'mobbing' against a landlord who tried to force a widow out of her home, he now faces three years in prison - read story here; A heavy hailstorm has caused serious damage to crops, cars and buildings in the Lleida region - read story here.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The Catalan PP group has done an about-turn and given its full support to the government's €1 charge on medications remaining in place at least for the rest of the year and possibly into 2013 - read story here; Three current ministers have voiced their support for ex-government member Rodrigo Rato, who has been implicated in legal case concerning Bankia - read story here.