Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy has received a personal invite from Italian leader Mario Monti to a growth summit, in which Angela Merkel and François Hollande will also take part; the cost of Spanish sovereign debt has fallen slightly with the opening of the European stock markets this morning; Rajoy and his opposition counterpart Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba have not spoken since late February, although the PSOE leader wants this situation to end.
EL PERIODICIO (Castilian / Catalan)
Heavy rain has been predicted for the start of the week in Barcelona and in other areas of Catalunya; German leader Angela Merkel praises the "transparency" of the Spanish banking sector; Neighbourhood surrounding the new high-speed train station at La Sagrera is to have environmentally-friendly buildings.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Spain's 2012 budgets are to go through their final test in Congress this week, with relevant ministers appearing to justify their spending plans; Second organised day of protests against tolls on Catalan motorways has caused delays at certain points, including Vilassar and Girona.