Amongst the stories making headlines in Barcelona today are the following news stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Polticians from across the spectrum have been paying tribute to Manuel Fraga, the founder of the Partido Popular (PP) and minister under Franco, who died last night, aged 89; FC Barcelona struggle against offensive action of Betis, but end up with 4-2 victory; The Catalan government is planning to get rid of the consell comarcals (local administrations for each county).
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
A Mallorcan man was identified amongst the dead discovered yesterday on the Costa Concordia cruise ship, run aground off the coast of Italy; Barcelona council and social organisations issue assurance that immigrant groups generally get on well together, despite recent killing of a Senegalese man by a member of a gypsy family in Besòs; Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy is to meet with Nicolas Sarkozy in Madrid today ahead of European summit at the end of the month.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) will today present a challenge to the proposed Generalitat budgets for 2012; The new president of the European Parliament wants to allow the use of Catalan in the institution.