Making the headlines in the Barcelona news today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The Spanish government made a written pledge to the Generalitat regarding payment of €759 million that it owes to the Catalan government; Last week's public holidays saw poor level of hotel occupancy, with around 50 percent of rooms occupied in Catalunya; Mariano Rajoy to reveal today his candidates for the presidency of the Spanish Congress and Senate.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Former president of the Valencian autonomous community, Francisco Camps, is appearing in court today on charges that he accepted suits as gifts, which is part of the investigation into corruption known as the trama Gürtel; Trial starts today of man accused of killing four people in Olot last December; The expansion of Barcelona's metro means that the annual cost of running the system has risen by €100 million.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Following their victory against Real Madrid on Saturday night, FC Barcelona have already carried out their first training session in Japan ahead of this week's World Club Championship; The mayor of Lleida, Angel Ros, is in a strong position to become the leader of the Catalan Socialist Party (PSC), with the vote taking place amongst party members this weekend at the PSC congress.