Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Catalan president Artur Mas says that he is confident that the region will achieve fiscal sovereignty at some point; European Union to reveal figures relating to Spain's spending deficit in 2011, confirming whether or not it was 8.51 percent; Jury to start hearing evidence today in 2009 Santaló murder case - read about the killing in our article here.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Booksellers optimistic that book sales during today's Sant Jordi celebrations will be signficant enough to help the troubled sector; FC Barcelona hit hard by Saturday's home loss against rivals Real Madrid, but now focusing on their Champions League campaign; Spain to ask European Union to introduce sanctions against Argentina in response to their nationalisation of oil company YPF last week.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Iberia forced to cancel 125 flights due to pilot strike today; Changes to European fishing laws have negative effects for 94 percent of Catalan fleet, with their exclusion from aid system.