Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The Spanish treasury is raising taxes for large companies—read story here; Catalan president Artur Mas confirms that the Spanish government has threatened to intervene in the community's economy—read story here; the Barcelona mayor Xavier Trias has put forward a new proposal for the central part of Avinguda Diagonal, which includes wider pavements and no extension for the tram—read story here.
EL PERIODICIO (Castilian / Catalan)
The economic crisis is forcing an increasing number of Spanish families to sacrifice their annual holidays—read story here; FC Barcelona players return for training under new coach Tito Vilanova, with the exception of international players who took part in the Eurocopa—read story here; An eviction planned for a warehouse building in Poblenou where 300 immigrants have been living has been postponed, with dozens of people staging protest to prevent the police action—read story here.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Civil servants yesterday staged a mass protest in Madrid against sector cuts, with the action being organised through social networks—read story here; The transformation of the Glòries area of Barcelona will not be finished before 2018—read story here.