Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian/Catalan)
The Spanish stock exchange has this morning risen by five percent following the weekend news of a bailout for Spanish banks; Catalan politician Antoni Duran i Lleida says that the bailout is insufficient and calls on the government for public sector reform; Eighty percent of Catalans say they support a fiscal agreement with Spain similar to the one that the Basque country already has.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian/Catalan)
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy has described as a "line of credit" rather than a rescue the financial bailout for banks announced at the weekend; Prince Edward starts his controversial trip to Gibraltar today, described by the Spanish government as "profoundly unfortunate"; Cruise companies are concerned that new tourist tax will cause slowdown in the sector in Barcelona.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Catalan Euro MPs are putting up a common front in a call for the autonomous community to be able to manage the funds it receives from the EU separately from Spain; Last-minute holiday reservations are making forecasts for this summer season in Catalunya ever-more uncertain.